Pilates will teach you to move more naturally, to find a balance within your whole body so that all of your muscles work in harmony with the others. This leads to efficient movement that can improve sport performance, lead to greater enjoyment in your favourite activities (hiking, gardening, crafting), and make daily activities easier such as cleaning, walking, working, etc. Injuries are rehabilitated and full movement restored through Pilates.
When all your muscles are properly developed, you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure. ~Joseph Pilates
This more efficient and natural movement will make you feel better. Energy levels are improved, you will be more connected to your body and feel more fluid in your movement. Your flexibility will increase in step with your strength. You will be able to do more than you have before.
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit. ~Joseph Pilates
These changes in your movement and muscles will change how you look. You may never lose a pound with Pilates (it can help, as can any exercise program, yet that is not its primary effect) but you will look different. You will acquire definition and shape. As you stand more grounded through your feet and tall through your spine, you will look more confident, slimmer, stronger. You will change how you move your body, how you interact with the world, and the world around you will notice.
Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work. ~Joseph Pilates