Joseph Pilates believed that the majority of our everyday movement utilizes only a limited number of muscles. Weaknesses and imbalances in our bodies affect the way we move and over time bad movement patterns with limited muscle utilization become ‘habits’. This can lead to injury and chronic aches and pains. Pilates exercises re-educates, realigns, and balances the body. It promotes maximum muscle strength, uniformly developing all of our muscles large and small, while increasing flexibility, coordination and stamina.