Pilates has proven to be one of the safest and most effective methods of exercise for more than 80 years – when taught and applied properly. Core coach Chris Robinson is a purist – he teaches the Pilates method exactly as it was prescribed by founder Joseph Pilates. But Chris adds a new dimension to Pilates, by using the same principles and combining them with traditional exercise (weights and cardio machines) for a total body workout. Each movement during the training session is initialized by the core muscle group – including the abdominal region, inner thighs and gluteous maximus – in order to protect and lengthen the spine. Core training strengthens your muscles, improves balance and flexibility, and tones your overall physique.