PILATES BENEFITS

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PILATES BENEFITS

  • By wpadmin
  • Apr 20th, 2016
  • Blog

Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion. It improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness and is a challenging workout that caters for everyone, from beginner to advanced.

The health benefits of Pilates include:
– improved flexibility
– increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
– balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
– enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
– improved stabilisation of your spine
– improved posture
– rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
– improved physical coordination and balance
– relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
– safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
– prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
– increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
– improved concentration
– increased body awareness
– stress management and relaxation.
Quality is key. Pilates consists of moving through a slow, sustained series of exercises using abdominal control and proper breathing. The quality of each posture is more important than the number of repetitions or how energetically you can move.

wpadmin

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