The main benefits Pilates can offer include:
- Improved body awareness/posture
- Improved core stability
- Improved muscle control
- Correction of muscle imbalances
- Improve instability
- Reduce chronic pain
- Improve speed of recovery
- Increased endurance
- Reduce pain and risk of injury
- Reduce stress and improve wellbeing
- Increase flexibility
- Develop greater power output
Increased Body Awareness/Posture
Pilates increases your body awareness and improves posture as the exercises focus on strengthening your core muscles. When the core is strengthened, your posture will improve as you will be able to support your body in the correct position for longer periods of time.
Improved Core Stability
Pilates improves your core stability because the exercises are designed to specifically target and strengthen this area. A stronger core stability enables us to carry out our everyday activities with more ease.
Improved Muscle Control
Pilates improves muscle control by strengthening your muscles, enabling you to have an increase in control of any movement.
Correction of Muscle Imbalances
Pilates corrects muscle imbalance as the controlled and corrective exercises target the muscles. The result is better posture, more efficient movement with less effort and a reduction in pain.
Pilates improves stability as it encourages you to use and control your muscles in the correct way. By doing this, any instability you may have will decrease as you gain better control of your body.
Reduce Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can cause you to be frightened to exercise and can cause muscles to be used incorrectly. Pilates encourages you to use your whole body in a safe manner which has been shown to have a positive outcome and can influence your pain levels.
Improve Speed of Recovery
Pilates improves our speed of recovery as the exercises provide our muscles with a surge in oxygen carried by the blood. Blood also carries the chemicals we need to aid recovery. By doing exercise we are replenishing our muscles with an increase in blood, thus aiding a quicker recovery. Muscles that have been injured can find movement painful. Pilates is a gentle way to get your muscles moving correctly, allowing them to strengthen and hopefully avoid injury in the future.
Pilates improves endurance by increasing our energy levels which will help us cope with every day activities with a little more ease. Using our muscles within the Pilates class on a regular basis will encourage them to work harder for longer.
Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing
Pilates reduces stress and improves our wellbeing as it trains the body and mind to work together, enabling them both to relax. Pilates requires you to concentrate during the exercises. This transfers easily to various aspects of your life, improving your ability to cope better with every day stresses.
Pilates increases flexibility because specific exercises within the class focus specifically on improving muscle length. Pilates classes are one of the best ways to improve range of motion and flexibility.
Develop Greater Power Output
Pilates results in a greater output of power because your core becomes a stable base in which your body can initiate movement from.
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