Peta Bee of The Times Weekend has written a great article about the benefits of Pilates on the body. Joseph Pilates, the creator of the Pilates system in the early 20th Century, developed this comprehensive system of exercises for his military compatriots and later in New York where he opened a studio which soon became popular with ballet dancers. Pilates is now used by many Olympians and world class athletes. Peta Bee quotes Jon Ashton, former professional footballer turned fitness coach for Steveange PC "I now useit (Pilates) with all of the players I coach as it improves their mobuility and flexibility as well as their balance and strength". Famous names: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Judson, Adele, David Beckham, Andy Murray, Ryan Giggs, Gareth Bale, Harry Kane - all do Pilates. So why not try it?