6 reasons why Pilates works!
We all have moments of weakness and try to find an excuse
not to exercise. This is just our mind attempting to challenge our motivation
to get out there and do something.
Remember, if you are missing out on doing
something that you love doing, because you are in pain, not strong enough, or
not flexible enough, or you need to work on that core strength, then Pilates is
definitely for you.
Some people don’t like high intensity exercise, but Pilates
can be there for you as a more gentle form of exercise, plus has amazing
So now, why does Pilates work?
Pilates helps gets your mind in
tune with your body. It improves body awareness and leads muscles to posture control, and understanding
of movements. With an emphasis on the
quality of movement with complete concentration and precision you will become
acutely aware of how your body works, how it feels and what it needs.
The Pilates Method promotes
better posture and balance by teaching alignment and stability. It helps build
a strong core by activating the lower abdominals along with the muscles closest
to the spine, giving the spine support to lengthen.
Something we hear very frequently
about how good a night’s sleep people have after their Pilates class. This goes
back to that mind-body connection, and focusing on you, when exercising. The
focus on breathing helps the mind becomes settled, thus, better sleep!
The beauty of Pilates is that it
is a whole body exercise which activates all muscles, improves coordination and
increases strength, flexibility and stamina. It elongates and strengthens
without building excess bulk. It increases muscle elasticity and creates a stronger
Injury prevention and treatment
Pilates was originally used for
rehabilitation of Ballet students in New York! It is used extensively by
physiotherapists and trainers worldwide as a form of rehabilitation –
especially for back pain! The controlled movements and strengthening aspect of
Pilates are ideal for preventative as well as rehabilitative purposes.
Pilates for all
The best thing about Pilates is
that anyone and everyone can practice it – Guys and girls! Plus don’t forget it
can be fun too, and you get to socialise and meet new people who are in exactly
the same boat as you.
The movements are low impact and
there are so many adaptations on the classical exercises which accommodate all
levels of fitness and specific needs. No matter what your physical
characteristics, your fitness experience, size, shape or age Pilates can
challenge you in a sensible and safe way.
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