Joseph Pilates invented his signature exercises to help wounded soldiers recover from trauma sustained in battle. The form also proved adept in handling many of the stresses and injuries faced in modern American life. The instructors at Pilates of Weston take Mr. Pilates’s classical approach to fitness, making the entire body healthier by strengthening the core first. They use reformer machines––a name coined by Joseph Pilates––to provide extra resistance during the exercises, thus training the body more quickly. They use a suite of 500 different exercises to help their students flatten and tone midsections, improve posture, and prevent future injury.