Pilates conditions the body, but it also helps to train the mind on a more subtle level, too. Some exercises are simple in the beginning, and when you begin to master them, they gradually become more challenging. This can be a rewarding way to track your progress, and over time, can build your confidence.

It can also help change and transform your body. The practice can alleviate back pain or even help you shed some extra weight, which will help you physically feel better. When you physically feel better about yourself on the inside and develop a more positive self-image, an inner confidence can begin to shine through, which can help work performance and improve your relationships.

Janie Ash