Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates, a physical-culturist born in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1883. He developed a system of exercises during the first half of the 20th century which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body.
Joseph Pilates believed that mental and physical health are inter-related.
Pilates is now recognised as one of the best ways of keeping your back and body in good shape.
Many people who have been plagued with back pain have discovered, to their delight, that pilates holds many of the answers to their problem.
I would recomend going to Otago Street Pilates.