“Depending upon your school of Pilates, this may be referred to as ‘core stability’ or ’using the powerhouse’. Pilates focuses on maintaining sound control of the body as movement takes place. It does so by encouraging the recruitment of deep core muscles that help to control and stabilise movement. Staying centred involves using appropriate muscles to stabilise your core. All Pilates movements stem from a strong centre, the recruitment of muscles involved in the centring process should be both dynamic and responsive, reflecting the demands of the movement being performed.” – Body Control Pilates