Why Do Pilates?
Effective complement to any sport or fitness routine.
Creates a body that is balanced and improves athletic performance.
Builds a foundation of strength, flexibility and control.
Focuses on optimal postural/spinal alignment.
Integrated whole body approach to movement – which makes it easy to integrate it into all kinds of training activities.
Develops body awareness by creating a mind and body connection that you carry with you throughout your day-to-day life.
Creates healthy movement patterns.
Great workout for any body – from athletes to seniors.
Core strength is important in almost every aspect of our day to day lives. From sitting down in a chair, to getting up out of a chair, to walking or running, to lifting kids or grandkids, or doing any type of exercise, a strong core makes life so much easier! Our “Powerhouse,” which includes abdominals, spinal muscles, diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles, is really the initiator of all movement. It stablilizes the pelvis and torso and creates healthy movement patterns and prevents injury.
Improves Muscle Imbalances
Because of repetitive movement patterns, one-sided sports (tennis, golf, cycling) can often lead to muscle imbalances. The muscles used most often will grow stronger and the lesser used muscles will weaken. To counteract this, Pilates can stretch and release overworked muscles and strengthen the weaker ones. This also prevents injuries.
Strength and Flexibility
By working the body as a whole, Pilates recruits many different muscle groups at once in any given exercise. Over time, muscles are strengthened and stretched without adding bulk. The result is long, lean muscles.