[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”503″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Pilates works to lengthen and strengthen the spine muscles to ensure that your posture is aligned properly. Specific exercises work to strengthen muscles in your lower, mid and upper back which tend to weaken in our modern-day lifestyle. The results of a regular Pilates practice counteracts the effects of slouching. No slouching = standing taller and looking slimmer![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”504″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Breathing is a integral part of the core principles of Pilates. Exhaling on exertion while performing each exercise helps your body to achieve each Pilates move. Breathing is also important to practice on a daily basis to relieve stress and tension held in our bodies. Remembering to breathe and being aware of your breath can help to instantly engage the mind-body connection.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”505″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Celebrities constantly credit Pilates for giving them their toned figures. Pilates works to engage muscles from the centre of the body out to the limbs in order to provide a full body strength-training workout. The series of exercises creates long lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as efficiently as possible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]