Pilates is the art of using controlled movements that condition the body by creating long lean muscles without the bulk. Strengthen, lengthen, and tone all core and stabilization areas while increasing flexibility, range of motion, and perfecting posture.
Through Pilates your body will be better aligned, your mind will be more capable of dealing with daily stress and you will actually feel taller, not just in height but in spirit.
Pilates can be done by someone at any fitness level by simply modifying the range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Over time as the body conditions itself the intensity can be increased.