Pilates is done on the floor using an exercise mat, which employs controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength. Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. It can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates builds strength without bulk and is capable of creating a sleek, toned body. It is a safe, sensible exercise system that teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion.