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Some of the Benefits of Pilates

Pilates can truly change your life for the better.  For example, Pilates:

  • Helps you live longer: working your muscles vigorously 2-3 times a week halves you chance of dying of any cause in the next ten years (1).

  • Is the most effective exercise for back pain (2).

  • Makes your muscles longer and leaner: working muscles at long muscle lengths decreases cross-sectional area and increases fibre length compared to working at short ranges of motion (3).

  • Will make you happier: as little as ten minutes per week of exercise increases happiness (4).

  • Calms your mind and lifts your spirit (5).


Caroline Churchill Pilates


(1) Kraschnewski, J.L., Sciamanna, C.N., Poger, J.M., Rovniak, L.S., Lehman, E.B., Cooper, A.B., Ballentine, N.H. and Ciccolo, J.T., 2016. Is strength training associated with mortality benefits? A 15 year cohort study of US older adults. Preventive medicine, 87, pp.121-127.
(2) Hayden, J.A., Ellis, J., Ogilvie, R., Stewart, S.A., Bagg, M.K., Stanojevic, S., Yamato, T.P. and Saragiotto, B.T., 2021. Some types of exercise are more effective than others in people with chronic low back pain: a network meta-analysis. Journal of physiotherapy, 67(4), pp.252-262.

(3) Valamatos, M.J., Tavares, F., Santos, R.M., Veloso, A.P. and Mil-Homens, P., 2018. Influence of full range of motion vs. equalized partial range of motion training on muscle architecture and mechanical properties. European journal of applied physiology, 118(9), pp.1969-1983.
(4) Zhang, Z. and Chen, W., 2019. A systematic review of the relationship between physical activity and happiness. Journal of happiness studies, 20(4), pp.1305-1322.

(5) Firth, J., Solmi, M., Wootton, R.E., Vancampfort, D., Schuch, F.B., Hoare, E., Gilbody, S., Torous, J., Teasdale, S.B., Jackson, S.E. and Smith, L., 2020. A meta‐review of “lifestyle psychiatry”: the role of exercise, smoking, diet and sleep in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. World Psychiatry, 19(3), pp.360-380.

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