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Benefits Of Pilates

Jun 18, 2013
Benefits Of Pilates

                                                              

 

 

Pilates is an approach to exercise that is different from most. Most exercises focus predominately on the physical performance of an individual, however Pilates not only helps enhance your physique but also encourages a calmer, more relaxed mind. It is classed as an intelligent approach to exercise.

Pilates was devised by a German born man named Joseph Pilates and was extremely popular with many athletes and individuals including dancers and gymnasts, before catching on to the general public.

It is a gentle method of exercise which helps lengthen and strengthen the muscles, therefore helping improve the posture of the individual. It is seen as more of a therapeutic workout as opposed to a strenuous one.

Many Personal Trainers specialise in the instruction of Pilates and offer both one on one sessions as well as group sessions. It is often compared to Yoga as an exercise, however Pilates is more dynamic and physically challenging. It ensures that the exercise focuses on the muscle alone, helping take stress off the individual’s joints.

Pilates is extremely beneficial for someone looking to strengthen their core stability and improve/correct their posture. In fact, many Doctors and Physiotherapists often recommend taking up Pilates to a patient as a way of rehabilitation after injury.

It is rapidly becoming one of the more popular ways of exercising in the USA as there is no equipment needed in order to master the majority of the exercises. Many Personal Trainers, whether specific Pilate instructors or not, will incorporate some form of Pilates into their clients regime as the benefits for their clients are apparent.

Here are 6 Reasons as to why you should introduce Pilates into your current regime:

  • Improves Posture
  • Creates Flat Abs and A Strong Back
  • Improves Balance and Co-ordination
  • A Fantastic Way to Beat Stress And Relax
  • Helps Recovery and Injury Prevention
  • Increases Strength and Stamina Without Muscle Bulk

 

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young."  Joseph Pilates

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