You might think of your workout as a time to get strong and work up a sweat, but one of the best benefits of exercise is relaxation. PILATES can offer all of those benefits in one workout.

“The foundation of Pilates is to properly incorporate relaxation in order to let the muscles go,” she says. Stress and tension can cause many people to feel tightness throughout their bodies. “That’s why Pilates includes exercises that are designed to lengthen the muscles, which in turn allows for better tone and overall health.”

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