A good man can make you feel sexy, strong and ready to take on the world! Oops, sorry, no. That’s Pilates. Pilates does that!
What is Pilates anyways? Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of your body as well. Keep reading to find out the benefits of doing Pilates.
Pilates focuses on whole-body fitness
Pilates does not over-develop certain parts of the body and neglect others. While Pilates training focuses on core strength, it also trains the body as an integrated whole.
Pilates develops core strength
The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. We rely on these muscles to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns.
Pilates increases flexibility
In Pilates, you work toward a safe increase in length and stretch of the muscles and range of motion within the joints.
Pilates improves posture
Good posture is a reflection of good alignment that is supported by a strong core. It is a position from which one can move freely. Pilates helps promote this.
Pilates increases energy levels
Pilates gets the oxygen and circulation moving, stimulates the spine and muscles, and floods the body with the good feelings one gets from exercising the whole body.
Pilates promotes weight loss, and the long, lean appearance
Known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look, Pilates improves your muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace.
Pilates can help you ease your aches
By improving your strength and mobility, Pilates can help decrease pain throughout your body. Studies have shown that Pilates can especially help relieve lower back pain.
Pilates improves your balance
In every single Pilates move, there’s an element of balance involved. Stability is balance, and that’s one of the main components of Pilates.
Pilates improves your sports performance
With a stronger core, you can run faster, your yoga is on point, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve
So whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete, or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement can be applied to anyone. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to your needs.
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