Pilates is too easy. If you are doing it wrong. Done properly, at the right level for you, it’s really challenging. Here’s the thing: the exercises are designed to challenge your deepest stabilising muscles. But if they are not correctly recruited, your bigger, bossier, always-trying-to-do-everything muscles will take over and you won’t reap the rewards. Sometimes the focus of an exercise can be so subtle that to the untrained eye it can look like not a lot is happening. When in reality more deep, small muscles than you can shake a stick at are firing in perfect synchronization to achieve the specific goal. To understand how to activate your deepest muscles, work with a qualified instructor to get the corrections and modifications you need. Like anything in life, you can go through the motions. But if you’re applying the right principles to your Pilates workout, you’ll be in no doubt that you are being challenged. There, easy peasy.