Pilates is an all-encompassing class which relaxes the body and mind, while strengthening both. The class combines many different fields: it relaxes the body, improves your concentration, coordination and range of movement, and strengthens your muscles. The classes focuses especially on activating the muscles in your core (aka the powerhouse of your body) and controlling them. The class is based on movements which activate the body in a balanced and powerful way. As is typical of Pilates, the combination of stretches and muscle strengthening exercises are a powerful way to tone your body.