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Pilates Benefits

What benefits will Pilates workouts offer you?
  • Pilates will teach you to improve your breathing while exercising, improve your concentration & memory, it will calm your mind and emotions.

  • Pilates promotes balance through the body while encouraging proper alignment and improve your posture.

  • Pilates develops full-body strength because exercises are done with control it focuses on quality rather than quantity.

  • Pilates will increase flexibility and joint range of motion. It will provide you muscles strength and flexibility.

  • Pilates focuses on core strength which will ease back pain and strengthen abdominal and back muscles.

  • Pilates ensures that certain muscles will not become overdeveloped or underdeveloped. It’s a total body workout.

  • Pilates helps with chronic pain management, ease a patient’s rehabilitation, relieves stress tension in your body and will improve your muscles strength.

  • Pilates makes you happier, makes you more confident. No matter what your fitness level, Pilates can be adapted to your workout routine.

  • Pilates is more than just a workout. Any person who’s been doing it for at least a couple of months knows that Pilates doesn’t only sculpt your body but it also clears your mind and gives you energy.

 

In addition to strengthening your core, Pilates has additional benefits – primarily the principles that a good Pilates class should be based upon.      

6 Guiding Principes

Joseph Pilates’ system uses six guiding principles that help you achieve maximum results while you educate and develop your mind and body the way no other workout will:

  1. Centering – All work is initiated and controlled through the center, or “Powerhouse” which includes the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine, the muscles in the back, the gluteal muscles and the upper thigh muscles. Control of the Powerhouse is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. All exercises are done with proper alignment to maintain balance in the body.

  2. Concentration – Exercises are performed with focused concentration, paying attention to every movement. The mind guides the body, and they work together as a team, with every exercise requiring the full attention of the participant.

  3. Control – When performing the exercises properly, you are in control of all of the movement of your body. Momentum has no place in Pilates, and habit does not guide the execution of the exercises.

  4. Precision – All exercises are performed with a clear structure and precise form. The work emphasizes quality, not quantity to reach the full benefit of each exercise.

  5. Breath – The pattern of breathing is connected with the pattern of movement. All exercises are done with a rhythm and dynamic related to the heartbeat and breathing, ensuring a free flow of oxygen throughout the body. This improves circulation and helps avoid unnecessary tension in the muscles and increases blood oxygenation and promote its circulation throughout the body.

  6. Flow – The full workout is designed for one exercise to flow naturally into the next. There is a minimum of movement between exercises to create a maximum flow. In combination with deep and relaxed breathing, the flowing movements in Pilates reduce stress on the body and the risk of injury

Other important Pilates benefits
  • It’s a Total-Body Workout

  • Improves Mind-Body Awareness

  • Perfect for Everybody

  • Increases Flexibility

  • Improves Posture

  • Improves Concentration

  • It can ease back pain and strengthen the back muscles

  • Pilates Creates Strength Without Bulk

  • It is good for joints

  • Pilates improves your memory and makes you smarter

  • Pilates trains your brain.

  • Deeper activation means better function of the nervous system

  • Calm your mind and emotions with Pilates

  • Relieves anxiety and depression

  • Helps treat insomnia

  • Sharpens the mind

  • Uncovers creative thinking

  • Relieves stress

  • Helps with chronic pain management

  • Pilates lets you control your emotions

  • Mindful movement helps releases emotional tension

  • Pilates teaches you to be yourself

  • Become more confident