Mat Pilates is a physical conditioning program emphasising flexibility, inner core stability and strength. lt creates a long, lean, toned and shaped physique. Pilates unites the body and mind and practiced faithfully will alleviate chronic pain, rehabilitate existing conditions and avoid future injuries. Pilates has numerous positive effects on the body such as strengthening the abdomen and back, increasing bone density, improving joint stability and postural alignment, will also increase lung capacity and circulation. A variety of transportable equipment such as resistance bands, rollers, exercise balls, weighted belts, ankle weights and magic circles are used to increase intensity and create variety in the class. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body which will spill over into every area of your life. This is a program for everyone from those rehabilitating from injury through to an athlete who wants to gain a competitive advantage.