Research Supports the Benefits of Pilates
Researchers from two Portuguese Universities and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing conducted a literature review. The data found strong evidence the pilates improved flexibility and dynamic balance of subjects when compared with inactive individuals. Flexibility also improved among Pilates participants versus those in habitual exercise groups. Moderate evidence from one high quality study reported participants gained more muscular endurance than did inactive subjects or those engaged in habitual exercise or the general postural eduction group.