You’ve probably seen articles in the press about Pilates or heard celebrities and sports people talk about how beneficial Pilates is – but what is it?
Pilates is a series of slow, controlled, flowing movements that help to strengthen the ‘core’ muscles which stabilise your spine. These muscles provide the scaffolding that supports your body through the stresses and strains of daily life. Practicing Pilates helps participants to achieve a balance between muscular strength, endurance and joint mobility.
Pilates is a ‘non-impact’ form of exercise (no jumping around!) which makes it perfect for rehabilitation; helping to combat pain and fatigue. The balanced approach is popular with professional sportspeople from all disciplines.
Here are some of the many benefits that clients may experience from practicing Pilates:
- Improved flexibility
- Greater strength and tone
- More efficient respiratory system
- Reduced stress levels
- Flatter stomach and slimmer waist
- Better posture
- Toned body
- Boosted immune system
- helps to increase bone density
- helps to improve joint mobility
- Helps to prevent injury