Make Pilates part of your busy lifestyle
- Suitable for women & men of all ages at all stages of life.
- Adaptable to all fitness levels and fitness needs.
- Pilates is a whole-body workout, lose body fat.
- Promotes strong muscles without bulk.
- Increases flexibility, coordination and circulation.
- Increases metabolism and promotes weight loss.
- Pilates improves posture and functional activities.
- Can reduce back and neck pain, gain bone density.
- Promotes recovery from strain or injury.
Pilates is a go-to choice for professional dancers. While it is unrealistic to expect to look like a professional dancer after several months of practicing Pilates, you can certainly work toward improving your posture and making your body more svelte and lean.
Pilates uses controlled movements, primarily focused in your “core” (a term for your torso) to build body strength, flexibility and endurance. It is a body conditioning routine that will not result in bulky muscles. Instead, the movements serve to lengthen your muscles as it strengthens them. The most popular form of Pilates is mat-based, where you do a series of movements using a mat on the floor. Other forms of Pilates require the use of large expensive pieces of equipment commonly found in our Pilates studios.
Whatever the form, Pilates has the power to dramatically transform the way your body looks. It will give you a sleek, toned body with a flat abdomen and slender thighs in addition to better posture.
Many times women tend to focus their workout efforts solely on cardio. After all, what is the point of working out if you are not burning a huge number of calories? This kind of thinking is misguided. In fact, your body needs a combination of cardio and strength training to truly transform itself. You are doing yourself a huge disservice by limiting your fitness routine to only cardio-based activities.
Pilates is a great choice because you can obtain a full body sculpting exercise in just a single one-hour class. Especially if you find weight lifting, equipment intimidating or tedious, Pilates is a great alternative for any sort of muscle toning you are looking to accomplish. If you have not taken a class, try one and see. Chances are that you will feel slightly sore over your entire body the day after taking a plates class because all muscle groups have been used. Pilates is powerful in its effectiveness at targeting your entire body in a single workout.
Any form of exercise will benefit you not only physically, but mentally as well. Pilates is no exception. In fact, Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, believed that are physical and mental health are intertwined. As a result, the principles of Pilates center around methods of well-being that benefit participants both internally and externally: concentration, breathing, control and flowing movements. Since Pilates teaches you to control and balance your body and mind, often focusing on the quality of a movement rather than the quality, you are getting both a physical and mental workout in your exercise.