One of the biggest benefits of Pilates is that it can make a huge difference to your health without taking a toll on your body as many other exercises do.
Regularly practicing Pilates can offer life-changing benefits by working on both your mind and body, strengthening muscles, developing your flexibility and stability.
Whole Body Workout
Many forms of exercise focus on a certain area of the body when working out, although Pilates does focus on core strength, it trains the body as a whole. Pilates workouts encourage strength and balance across the body which develops muscle as well as flexibility and increased motion on your joints.
Pilates provides a level of fitness that is hard to find in other exercises such as attention to the core, full body fitness including the mind and breathing techniques.
Adapts to all ages and fitness levels
Whether you are new to exercise, a senior or have practised Pilates before, the foundations of Pilates apply to everybody.
Pilates workouts can be adapted to suit anyone’s level of fitness building core strength, focusing on alignment and training the mind and body techniques which can be tailored to individual needs.
Encourages Weight Loss
When it comes to losing weight, Pilates can help.
The more you practice Pilates, the more benefits you will see on your body. You will gain stronger, toned muscles, balance and posture as well as a leaner, fitter look. Regular Pilates sessions can help increase your calorie expenditure and is particularly effective if combined with cardiovascular exercise for weight loss benefits.
Increases Energy & Mood
If you practice Pilates regularly, you will notice an increase in your energy and mood. You will leave your Pilates class feeling energised, de-stressed and happier.
Develops a strong core, flatter abdominals and a strong back
Working on your breathing and core strength will not only help your posture it will give your abdominals a leaner look and support your back.
When your core is strong, your body frame is supported meaning your neck and shoulders are relaxed.
Want to learn more? Why not give it a try?
If you’re new to Pilates and would like to know more about the benefits or would like to jump straight in and get started, contact us for more information or use the form below to get in touch.
We understand that starting a new class can be slightly nerve-racking which is why we like to get to know you first and assure you that you will have a warm welcoming to our classes.
If you are interested in getting started, check out our blog post Preparing for Your First Pilates Class.