5 Powerful reasons why you should Practice Pilates

Pilates uses simple yet effective poses that focus on low-impact flexibility and muscular strength. It is a total-body workout that uses your abs, thighs, hips, and lower back through strengthening and repetitive movements.

Pilates is great for people of all fitness levels, suitable for athletes to fitness novices and even those rehabilitating from injuries. It is also a very flexible workout with lots of variations and modifications for beginners and advanced practitioners, it is great for those who play tennis, golf, and new mums wanting to get back into shape.

1. Full-Body Workout

Pilates engages your core and helps you to develop balanced muscle strength throughout your entire body. It also helps you develop long, lean, and toned muscles, and increases your overall flexibility and range of motion in your joints. Pilates is an intense workout and draws on your focus on one part of your body at a time.

2. Increased Energy

Pilates gives you increased energy. The more you exercise, the more energy you will have. Pilates gets your blood circulating, breath flowing and stimulates all of the muscles in your body to feel energised. Clients often tell me how they feel well and have more energy as the feel good hormones, endorphins rush through your body

3. Prevents injury

A strong, balanced body is less likely to be injured, while an imbalanced body will lead to injury and pain. Pilates has been known to be a rehabilitative tool that can improve back pain without the need for medication. Pilates works all of the muscles in your body, leaving no muscle group over or undertrained.

4. Mind and Body Awareness

Whilst practicing Pilates, you will move with complete attention and intention. You centre your mind and focus on your breath, spinal and pelvic alignment and concentrate on your body’s precise movements, control and flow.

You release tension and unite your mind and body by being mindful of your movements.

5. Strong abs and core

Poor posture can cause imbalances in your back, head, shoulders, neck and even hips, causing pain throughout your body. Good posture is achieved by a strong core, which includes the muscles in your back, abdomen and pelvic floor. A strong core supports your body and allows your shoulders and neck to relax and release stress and pressure.

Pilates offers numerous benefits for people of all ages, fitness capabilities and backgrounds. It offers a head-to-toe workout that can challenge you and quite literally transform your body, increasing your flexibility, strength and balance. Whether you are looking to tone up, lose weight or simply spice up your existing exercise routine, Pilates is a great workout choice

Clients arrive with different strengths and weakness, varying postures and occupations, Pilates helps them put their tired bodies back together again.

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Find out what other clients have to say…

Thank you for making it possible for me to attain a level of fitness that I thought was gone forever three years ago. When I came to you I had severe pain in my legs and back and had spent a fortune at the Osteopaths. I am now able to hill walk and take on a 30-mile charity walk.  My aim is to be the fittest 70 year old in your classs next year!! But I think I will be the only one looking at other class participants Much love Ann x

Ann Mallett 1st August 2017

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