There are many amazing wonders of the human body. It is a remarkable machine working perfectly and efficiently. Our bodies are made up of tissue, muscles, nerves, bones etc. We are able to move about and use these parts of our bodies in our daily lives. Injuries cause dysfunction and or weakness to our bodies and slow down our amazing machines. Retraining of the muscles may be necessary when there is an injury to the hip, back or shoulders. If full function is needed by an athlete this is even more important. A runner can use pilates as a way to retrain their muscles to help them return to peak performance.