Pilates will strengthen your whole body – from head to toe. With Pilates training, every muscle in your body is evenly balanced and conditioned. Your muscles are never over-trained or under-trained.
Pilates helps you enjoy daily activities, and sport, with greater ease and reduced chance of injury. And most importantly, improved performance. This is why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as an essential part of their fitness training.
Discover Pilates – The ultimate mind-body workout
In a Pilates class, the ‘quality’ of movement is valued over ‘quantity’ of repetitions. Learning to breath properly is also an essential part of a pilates class. Pilates emphasises proper controlled breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and a concentration on smooth, flowing movement. As a result, you become acutely in tune with your own body. You quickly learn how to control its movement.
Pilates for a strong core and a flat toned tummy
Pilates exercises develop a strong ‘core’. Your core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to your spine. Control of your core is achieved by activating your trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.
Develop long, lean, and slender muscles.
Traditional workouts are weight bearing and can sometimes build bulkier muscles. Pilates is different. Pilates elongates and strengthens your muscles, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
Learn how to move efficiently
Pilates exercises work several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion – invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
Most Pilates exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries. z
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.