In addition to this, the whole front of your body becomes overused, and tight! The whole back side of your body gets weak. You need to stretch!
Much of the power of Pilates is in the simultaneous strengthening of muscles at the same time as stretching them.
Joseph Pilates was definitely ahead of his time in the development of this method of exercise. First developed as a series of exercises done on the floor (mat pilates), it evolved to a transfer of the same exercises onto the Pilates Reformer, and is enhanced at our #MissionValleyPilatesStudio by the addition of #TRX strength training.
Constant evolution makes staying healthy way easier!