Pilates focuses on building a healthy, injury free body through controlled concentration of movement. Working the muscles from the inside out Pilates improves posture, strengthens core muscles and realigns the spine giving improved function and physical appearance.

People take up Pilates for many reasons from improving general fitness, tone and posture to reducing lower back pain and for rehabilitation after illness and injury.

For home based exercise, if you don't have a pilates mat, don't worry, a large towel will be fine for you to use.

If you take part in a Pilates session, why not tag us in one of your pictures, using the hashtag #JUSTPilates