Pilates is a safe and effective way to exercise for any age or fitness level. From the elite athlete to the recently inured, the gentle controlled movements make Pilates perfect for seniors, pregnant, and post partum women. While Pilates is gentle and does not stress the body, it can be a vigorous workout.
“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.”
Pilates is done barefoot on a variety of equipment or simply on a mat. Based on the principals championed by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a full body workout. We focus on the core muscles which are the deep internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When these muscles are strong, they work to support your spine.
Pilates can help you to address the following issues:
- Spinal injuries and lower back pain
- Shoulder problems
- Osteoporosis management
- Pre and post mastectomy therapy
- Pre and post natal
- Injury recovery and prevention
- Safe and Controlled Weight Loss Management
- Stress Relief
The reformers adjustable springs allow for progressive resistance which helps to lengthen and strengthen muscles without building bulk. The flowing movements will improve alignment, balance, coordination and tone.
Other benefits of Pilates include:
- Increased Strength, Muscle Tone & Flexibility
- Improved Posture
- Decreased back, neck and joint pain
- Increased energy
- Develop long, strong, lean muscles