Why Celebrities Swear by Pilates

Why Celebrities Swear by Pilates
Pilates has been extremely popular with celebs ever since the 2000’s. Most movie roles require actors to look perfect in and out of their clothes, which leads celebrities to depend heavily on their Pilates instructors to keep up healthy appearances.

Pilates is a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.

Celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Sandra Bullock, and Chelsea Handler all swear by Pilates. Cameron Diaz has been long known for her long, lean, and toned physique. In 2013, Diaz published The Body Book, a fitness book focusing on the benefits of exercise that move outside the physical level and tackle emotional and psychological health as well.


Bollywood celebrities have also started embracing this exercise plan. Katrina Kaif’s abs at the IPL opening ceremony were just the proof we need that Pilates can truly work wonders.

Bollywood’s star trainer and author of ‘Sculpt and shape’  Yasmine Karachiwala, who works with the industry’s hottest actresses including Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha, really believes in this method of working out. She has started a campaign called body image to bring fitness to homes.


On her website bodyimage.in, she shares numerous benefits of Pilates.

Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body. These exercises develop a strong “core,” or centre of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine.

The exercise produces an evenly conditioned body, improves sports performance and prevents injuries.Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned.

Pilates focuses on breathing – a deep, mindful pattern of breathing that instantly enhances feelings of calm and release in the body and mind.

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