Pilates is for everyone
Pilates focuses on your core muscles, helping to strengthen your abdominals and back muscles. This exercise dates back to the early 1920’s and was invented by Joseph Pilates. Do you want to build your core strength? Would you like to prevent injuries, increase your flexibility, mobility, co-ordination and balance? Or perhaps you are already an active person and you simply want to perform better in your sport? If you answered yes to any of these then you might want to keep reading…
In today’s modern society many factors such as our jobs, poor posture, repetitive strain and even exercise and sport lead to chronic pain and debilitating injuries. Gentle Pilates exercises are ideal to not only assist and speed up recovery, but to more importantly prevent injuries occurring in the first place.
Who doesn’t want longer and leaner muscles? Pilates focuses on your core, helping to strengthen your abdominals and back muscles. If you suffer from back pain it’s possible that your abdominal and back muscles are weak. This muscle weakness can result in lots of aches and pains. Pilates focuses on exercises that engage those core muscles, to lengthen and strengthen them, helping to prevent further injuries happening.
A strong core is essential for good coordination and balance. Your core is linked to all those important muscles that help you to maintain your flexibility. Flexible muscles don’t tend to get injured as easily. Pilates stretches all those important muscles, maintaining their pliability and helping them stretch further. And don’t forget, the better your coordination and balance, the less likely you are to fall and injure yourself. Great for older people and sportspeople alike!
Young, old, boy or girl, man or woman, active or injured, sportspeople or pregnant woman, Pilates is an exercise anyone can do. Pilates can improve your posture, prepare woman for childbirth, help athletes minimise the risk of injury or provide a gentle relaxing, low impact exercise for even the most inactive person. No matter who you are and what body shape you have, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t give Pilates a go!
Today’s hectic pace of life can very quickly get in the way of even the best intentions to get to the gym. Pilates is perfect for busy lifestyles as you don’t need a gym or lots of expensive equipment. Pilates is so versatile that you can do it almost anywhere, at home in your bedroom or even outside in the garden or at the beach! All you need is a 10 or 15 minutes each day to feel the benefits of even the most basic Pilates exercises.
Don’t just take my word for it Joseph Pilates said and I quote… “10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.”
Now tell me again why you don’t think Pilates is an exercise you should try?
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Pilates is for everyone