“Pilates has not only made an improvement with strengthening my core, but also with my cycling. With cycling being such a one dimensional sport, I found (Lisa’s) pilates was hugely beneficial for working on muscle firing patterns and injury prevention.” -Tobyn Horton Pro Cyclist, Madison Genesis ( @tobynh )
Pilates also works to balance the body and develop muscular symmetry. Pilates is focused on postural alignment and you can work to release the overworked tight muscles, strengthen the weaker ones with asymmetrical exercise. Balancing the body will help to prevent injuries that might otherwise occur when stress is placed on an unstable structure.