Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is one of the most sophisticated exercise methods ever created. Easy on your body, stimulating for your mind, and invigorating for your soul- Pilates is a complete mind and body workout!
- Increased core strength
Pilates focuses on the center of your body, developing a strong core and leading to flat abdominals and strong back muscles.
- Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk
The focus of Pilates is on quality of movement as opposed to repetition. It also utilizes resistance as opposed to heavy weights. It is because of this that your muscles grow strong and lean, without creating bulky muscles that tend to lead to injuries.
- Improve strength, flexibility and balance
Pilates conditions your entire body as opposed to most traditional workouts that tend to focus on specific muscle groups. While it conditions your body, it also stretches it out using resistance bands and slow, pronounced movements. This allows your entire body to be balanced and conditioned, enhancing your posture and increasing your overall flexibility.
- Develop functional fitness & coordination and compliment sports training
As we stated above, Pilates conditions your entire body. You will find that this carries over into many aspects of your life. Your favorite activities and sports become easier and more enjoyable. You will have more energy at home and at work. You will bounce back from injuries more quickly- or possibly even avoid them all together! More and more sports teams and athletes are turning to Pilates to compliment their already highly developed fitness regimes.
- Engage your mind and enhance body awareness
Each and every movement you do while practicing Pilates is slow and deliberate, causing you to think about how your body is reacting to each position and exercise. The Pilates technique tones, stretches and strengthens your entire body all while encouraging stimulation with your mind creating increased mind-body awareness.
- Improve the way your body looks and feels
The more you practice your Pilates routine, the stronger and more flexible your body will become. Not only does Pilates enhance the way your body looks, it also makes you feel more solid and balanced and lean. You will feel more confidence in many aspects of your life as a result of your hard work and dedication to the Pilates practice.