Gym workouts, although wonderful, are very different from Pilates workouts. One of Pilates’ main goals is to make your body more connected. While at the gym, you might have a heavy weight to contend with, forcing certain muscles to fire. In a Pilates class, you might work with slightly lighter weight and focus more on alignment so that you can find the right muscles and in fact, more muscles for each exercise. Pilates isn’t just concerned with one muscle or muscle group at a time. By finding proper alignment and “reach,” each exercise is designed to be a full body exercise. Even exercises aimed at mostly one muscle group will involve the whole body, from crown of the head to tip of the toes.