Research shows again just how effective Pilates really is. A team at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama lead by Michele S. Olson, PhD, FACSM has found that the 100, the roll up, and the double leg stretch (all Pilates exercises) target your deep core muscles better than a crunch. It’s true, with all the focus, thinking, and core engagement, we ultimately do get a better workout.

So proudly pull that belly button to your spine, engaging your core muscles and know that your effort is effective!