BENEFITS OF PILATES
Pilates can improve your overall health without taking a heavy toll on the body.
Pilates offers a refreshing mind-body workout which will help you to develop:
Correct spinal and pelvic alignment
Concentration on smooth flowing movement
As you practise Pilates you become aware of your body and learn how to control its movement.
In Pilates the quality of movement is more important than the quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing helps to reduce stress and enables you to execute movements with maximum power and efficiency.
Pilates helps you to:
Develop a strong core, flat abdominals and good posture
Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or centre of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine.
Pilates also works your deep postural muscles. These help you to stand taller and look leaner. Working these muscles can help to eradicate many causes of back pain.
Gain long, lean muscles, flexibility and an evenly conditioned body
Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. It conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over-trained or under-trained.
Your entire musculature is balanced evenly and conditioned. This means that you can enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, and perform better with less chance of injury.
Pilates is gentle…
Many of the exercises are performed in lying or sitting positions and most are low impact. Pilates is so safe it is used as a physical therapy to rehabilitate injuries.
But also challenging…
Pilates is an extremely flexible exercise system.
Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginner to advanced.
Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body’s condition improves.
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