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Benefits of Pilates

Thanks to everyone who joined me yesterday for my Pilates class, it was really lovely to see you all there! I can’t stress enough the benefits that you will gain through doing Pilates. When we think about getting and staying fit, the first thing that normally comes to mind is to lift weights or do cardio. Rarely do we think…”Oh, I’m going to take care of my spine today!” But in fact, this is exactly what we should be doing. Every function in the body is controlled by the Central Nervous System which is housed and protected by the spinal column. Due to our modern-day lifestyles, toxins build-up in our bodies, poor posture and stress these can cause misalignments in the spine, putting pressure on the spinal cord which in turn can cause a biochemical malfunction. Strengthening your core and aligning your spine to maintain a good posture can help to alleviate and head off many illnesses as well as help the body to heal its self. So, what are the three main health benefits of Pilates?
#1: Body Awareness
With stress on the mind-body connection, Pilates is considered by many of its instructors to inculcate awareness in its students when it comes to sitting, standing or moving. Since Pilates was designed for rehabilitation, knowing what kind of eccentric movements caused your pain or ache to occur can prevent it from occurring in the future.
#2: Stronger Core Muscles, Strength and Flexibility
Almost every movement of yours is possible because of your core, and even though this was probably revealed in recent time, one area of focus of Pilates is to develop stronger core muscles apart from increasing strength and flexibility.
Most people mistake this exercise discipline to help you develop prominent abs but it’s much more than that especially since we’re prone to injury, thanks to our habits in terms of posture. Since Pilates not only develops your core muscles but will strengthen the spinal column, and in learning the importance of posture, you’ll live a healthier and happier life.
#3: It works for everyone
Pilates works for everyone. No matter whether you are an endurance athlete to a senior citizen, these exercises can be customized, according to difficulty, in order to suit the person’s fitness levels and in some cases, their injuries.
Even though these exercises were developed by Pilates for soldiers and dancers during the 1920s, it has found acceptance among people of all professions and fitness levels recently – and for good reason too, thanks to its therapeutic approach.
So…I hope to see you all joining me in my Pilates Class next week!
Thanks to everyone who joined me yesterday for my Pilates class, it was really lovely to see you all there! I can’t stress enough the benefits that you will gain through doing Pilates. When we think about getting and staying fit, the first thing that normally comes to mind is to lift weights or do cardio. Rarely do we think…”Oh, I’m going to take care of my spine today!” But in fact, this is exactly what we should be doing. Every function in the body is controlled by the Central Nervous System which is housed and protected by the spinal column. Due to our modern-day lifestyles, toxins build-up in our bodies, poor posture and stress these can cause misalignments in the spine, putting pressure on the spinal cord which in turn can cause a biochemical malfunction. Strengthening your core and aligning your spine to maintain a good posture can help to alleviate and head off many illnesses as well as help the body to heal its self. So, what are the three main health benefits of Pilates?
#1: Body Awareness
With stress on the mind-body connection, Pilates is considered by many of its instructors to inculcate awareness in its students when it comes to sitting, standing or moving. Since Pilates was designed for rehabilitation, knowing what kind of eccentric movements caused your pain or ache to occur can prevent it from occurring in the future.
#2: Stronger Core Muscles, Strength and Flexibility
Almost every movement of yours is possible because of your core, and even though this was probably revealed in recent time, one area of focus of Pilates is to develop stronger core muscles apart from increasing strength and flexibility.
Most people mistake this exercise discipline to help you develop prominent abs but it’s much more than that especially since we’re prone to injury, thanks to our habits in terms of posture.
Since Pilates not only develops your core muscles but will strengthen the spinal column, and in learning the importance of posture, you’ll live a healthier and happier life.
#3: It works for everyone
Pilates works for everyone. No matter whether you are an endurance athlete to a senior citizen, these exercises can be customized, according to difficulty, in order to suit the person’s fitness levels and in some cases, their injuries.
Even though these exercises were developed by Pilates for soldiers and dancers during the 1920s, it has found acceptance among people of all professions and fitness levels recently – and for good reason too, thanks to its therapeutic approach.
So…I hope to see you all joining me in my Pilates Class next week!

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