Benefits of Pilates
Doing stretches and exercises on the Pilates reformer helps elongate your muscles and increase your range of motion. Consistent stretching over time can help improve range of motion, which can help your body feel more loose and even improve your performance in other workouts.
Increases Muscle Strength and Tone
Your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and glutes (the “core muscles” of your body) all remain contracted and engaged during a Pilates workout. This constant tension helps keep the core muscles lean and build better endurance and strength.
Careful attention to breathing patterns practiced in Pilates not only improves breathing patterns during your workouts, but it also improves blood circulation in the body. Blood is better able to deliver oxygen to the appropriate muscles and organs, which can cleanse the body of toxins, provide a fresh, invigorating feeling and help muscles recover better.
No matter what your daily activity, Pilates makes you more aware of your ability to pull your stomach in and pull your shoulders down for good posture and spinal alignment. There is an attention and focus required in doing the exercises smoothly, a focus that changes your movement awareness even beyond the class session.
Conditions the Whole Body
Every part of the body, from head to toe, gets a workout from Pilates and all are equally trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less risk of injury.
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The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.– Joseph H. Pilates