Pilates exercises have been used for many years for core strengthening in ballet dancers and other athletes. It has become more popular in recent years mostly due to high profile people like Madonna bringing it to light. Pilates can be used for people of all ages for multiple reasons with no equipment and relatively short amount of time. Benefits from Pilates include improved core stabilization to decrease back pain and increase pelvic floor strength, improve balance and to achieve a longer,leaner body. Pilates is low impact and can be used from children to older adults.