If you want to build a leaner and stronger body, there’s no better workout method than Pilates. Developed by German physical trainer Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, this dynamic movement practice remains a killer mix of strength, mobility, balance, coordination, flexibility and breathwork.
Pilates is famed for helping people to achieve better posture and abs of steel, but it’s secretly great for targeting every area of your body. Although the exercises don’t look as explosive as plyometrics or HIIT classes, don’t be fooled by its seemingly relaxed pace: the range of movements in a Pilates class continuously engage the muscles in your arms, shoulders, core, legs and glutes. It’s no wonder it’s loved by elite athletes and super-fit A-listers like Vanessa Hudgens, Karlie Kloss and Meghan Markle.
With many of us now working out from home, incorporating regular Pilates sessions into your routine can help you to build strength in