I do Pilates to take time for myself, strengthen my body, help cope with pain in hips and spine, to improve concentration, reduce stress, and improve my balance. I have learned so much about my body and how it works and knowing what to do to help alleviate pain in specific areas. The personal and detailed instruction for each individual problem is extremely helpful. My physical strength has improved beyond my imagination, which has enabled me to do things that I was incapable of doing before starting Pilates. Pain has been reduced, and my balance has improved. The studio atmosphere was friendly, happy, and inviting, but professional at the same time. Doing Pilates was the best thing I have done in my lifetime for myself.