AND FITNESS DATABASE -- PILATES TRAINER
Method (or simply Pilates), is a physical fitness
system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates.
As of 2005 there are 11 million people who practice the discipline
regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States. 
called his method Contrology, because he believed his
method uses the mind to control the muscles.
The program focuses on the core postural muscles which help
keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing
support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach
awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen
the deep torso muscles.