Pilates has grown in popularity. The method, which once appealed to a small, niche group of highly conditioned dancers has evolved, now appealing to the general public as well.
This evolution has been good for research, as Pilates' popularity has prompted numerous studies designed to more fully understand its benefits. Here are some of the most well understood and researched claims.
- Relieves low back pain
- Improves flexibility, particularly in the hamstrings and the low back
- Enhances sense of balance
- Improves muscle endurance
Not bad for a 2-3 hour commitment each week, don't you agree?