Pilates changes your shape by educating you within your daily life. When you’re cooking, brushing your teeth, cleaning, etc., the lessons taught in Pilates Class are coming home to pull your stomach in and pull your shoulders down. There is an attention required (in doing the exercises) that changes your “awareness”. If you don’t concentrate on building a good foundation and a strong trunk or core, you’ll end up tight in some places and weak in others, injury-prone and susceptible to the pitfalls of your occupation or chosen form of exercise. Correcting how you sit, stand, or how you move, and being able to relate those habits to the aches and pains and injuries you have or have had in the past.