Benefits of Pilates

Pilates Promotes Your Mind and Body

There are many benefits of Pilates, the now ever-popular exercise regime that men and women of all ages are turning to, to improve their health, their fitness levels, and tone and strengthen their bodies. Pilates even benefits the mind, offering the opportunity to meditate and calm the mind.

Are you looking for a new exercise program? Pilates may just be for you! Find out all about the numerous benefits of Pilates below.

What are the Benefits of Pilates?

Long-term results, immediate benefits – Pilates is a low-impact work out that improves your physical and mental state of well-being. Regardless of your age or gender, Pilates is a suitable exercise for all.

Improved Posture

Every exercise completed in your Pilates class promotes proper skeletal alignment. In addition, they strengthen the muscles which are responsible for good posture. The good posture you get from Pilates allows you to move more freely, breathe easier and avoid health complications associated with poor posture such as poor blood circulation, backache, neck pain and tightness in the chest.

Increased Muscular Strength and Tone

Pilates strengthens all the muscles in your body by using a combination of dynamic and static strength training.

Each exercise ensures that all the muscles in the body get targeted and that no muscle groups are ignored. The best part is that you develop functional strength and endurance you can apply to everyday life.

Better Balance

Having a good sense of balance can greatly improve your every-day life, and help prevent falls as you get older. Pilates can effectively improve your balance with little to no exertion, unlike other workout methods.
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Reduced risk of injury

Along with increasing your muscular strength and tone, Pilates strengthens your joints and improves flexibility. This overall improvement in your physical state makes you less likely to be injured during exercise or from activities of daily living.

Enhanced Core Stability

One of the 6 principles of Pilates is centering. This principle states that strength should be developed from the inside out and that every movement should begin from the core and flow outward to the limbs. By performing movements this way it strengthens the deep abdominal muscles, lower back and pelvic floor providing the rest of the body with the stability it requires to function effectively

Greater Flexibility

Through the use of dynamic movement, Pilates gently stretches and lengthens the muscles while also increasing the range of motion in the joints, ultimately boosting one’s flexibility. Improved flexibility is linked to health benefits such as reduced muscle soreness, enhanced blood flow and reduced risk of injury.

Increased Mental Functioning

 The Pilates Principles of breathing and concentration help you to develop mental focus and fitness as you complete your workouts. Improved mental functioning can boost your mood and lower stress levels.

Improved Haemato-Health

The practice of Pilates can boost your blood flow through improved posture and flexibility, which enhance your circulation. Additionally, the reduction in stress levels will positively affect your blood pressure, causing it to lower.

More Stamina

Pilates incorporates longer flowing sequences of movement that constantly engage your muscles and builds endurance. This increase in endurance/stamina positively affects your energy levels allowing you to exercise with greater intensity and for longer without fatiguing.

Increased Muscular Indurance

Reduced Body Fat

Improved Flexibility

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Where Does Pilates Comes From?

Pilates was developed by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates, from whom the practice takes its name, and was originally intended to improve one’s strength and core in an effort to fight illnesses or injury.

The Pilates practice has become popular since its introduction in the 1920s and is practiced all around the world today. It is a form of low-impact exercise that works your body and aims to strengthen your muscles and core while also improving flexibility and balance. Unlike many exercises, Pilates requires you to move slowly and precisely while making use of proper breathing.

With all the benefits of Pilates, you are sure to develop a sense of overall well being that will transfer into your day-to-day activities, in turn resulting in a better quality of life. After all, the mind, when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.

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Private Training at Club Pilates

Everybody needs Pilates. And your body will respond best to programming that is specifically built for you. At the start of your Private Training journey, a knowledgeable instructor will evaluate your current physical activity level, injury profile, posture and your overall health to build a Pilates workout to help you achieve your goals. Your instructor will personalize a Pilates practice so you can start moving better, feeling better and living better. Find out what your body needs with a Free Private Training Assessment. Contact the front desk or your favorite instructor to get started.