During a private session the instructor utilizes Pilates to create a comprehensive program specialized for each individual. Exercises are done on specially designed apparatus to both strengthen and lengthen muscles. All exercises can be modified for specific bodies or injuries. The focus is on deep strengthening of “the core” (an area of the body consisting of the abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and the glutes.) Clients do not progress through the stages until their body is ready and their mind is establishing a connection with their core.