Modern-day life is not all that supportive of a pain-free body.
We all sit for too many hours at our computers, drive instead of walk, spend too much time on our phones, live a more sedentary lifestyle, and consequently, we suffer from body pain and tension.
Pilates is a powerful antidote to these modern day woes!
Pilates focus on the stabilizing core muscles of the torso helps to support the spine and surrounding major muscle groups. This helps to protect the vertebrae, ligaments and discs that can often suffer as a result of repetitive trauma and habitual patterns of movement.
Studies have shown that those with chronic lower back pain who practiced Pilates for just four weeks experienced more relief than those who visited a physician and other specialists.
Pilates doesn’t build muscles in the same way a weights program at the gym does.
Pilates works to build long, lean, toned muscles that work perfectly within the context of your body as a whole.
This exercise strengthen the weaker muscles and give the dominant muscles a break by demanding that you work symmetrically. It also makes you more aware of your body, enhancing coordination, balance, and power.
Fewer repetitions with the greatest precision and control means that you get the most out ofyour workout, and your focus and determination grow exponentially.
The result is greater overall muscular stamina with less effort.
Building whole body strength enhances every single movement you make in daily life. Improves the functional fitness needs that you require as you move through life.
A strong core goes a long way towards a good posture. Pilates encourages you to utilize your core muscles, and also focus on proper alignment in the body.
A good posture doesn’t just look physically appealing, it offers a safe and steady base to move through life. A good posture sets you up for greater ease and grace in daily movements, as well as supporting your body as it ages.
From helping to reduce back and neck pain, to easing tension in the body and preventing injury. A good posture is something that will carry you through life, literally!
A key focus in Pilates is maintaining good alignment and balance through all the exercises. This creates a strong back, glutes, and abs which work together to form a perfect posture.
Chances are if you know only one thing about Pilates, it is related to the core. The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor.
These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the body is supported. Having a strong, engaged and effective core not only means nice flat abs! It means a strong, relaxed and well functioning body.
Most Pilates moves require you to keep proper alignment and challenge your stability to stay balanced, which requires you to engage your midsection. The core lessons developed in a Pilates practice ideally continue beyond the Pilates studio and into the daily movements and actions of your life. Studies have shown that just 12 weeks of a Pilates routine, results in improved core strength.