Pilates has proven to be more than just an exercise fad. Every year more and more people enroll in Pilates, a technique that sculpts a body back to health without wear and tear on ankles, hips, knees or elbows. One of the primary benefits of Pilates, however, is how it affects everything else one does. One learns not only the specific exercises, but a philosophy for the correct use of muscles, joints, and breath during movement. As students develop this body awareness, participation in other activities are less likely to cause injury. In short, Pilates students will actually get more benefit out of any activity because of the application of the principals they have learned.