The pilates method, originally called Contrology, was created by joseph Pilates. Based on spring resistance, Pilates is a strong core workout to stretch and strengthen the body simultaneously. It is a unique system of specified exercises on mat and equipment that when done correctly yield incredible results. Joseph Pilates perfected this method over several decades and invented numerous pieces of apparatus to help people understand the work and to target specific weaknesses in the body.
As a form of corrective exercise, the body can strengthen and repair itself through movement. People who suffer from pain often get relief as discomfort often stems from imbalances and stress. Pilates however is not physical therapy and clients with health issue or chronic pain need to consult their physician first.