REASONS TO MAKE PILATES PART OF YOUR LIFE
Pilates is for men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you're a sports person, like to train hard, want to tone up after childbirth, recovering from physical injury and wish to become strong again, pilates can offer you physical health and a lean, toned body.
How Pilates Works
Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the entire body.
A well rounded pilates session will integrate exercises to release tension in tight muscle groups. The combination of Core integrity, Breathwork, Strengthening and Flexibility training, conditions the body in a balanced manner.
STRETCH - STRENGTH - TONE – CONTROL - BETTER PERFORMANCE - BACKHEALTH
For Postural Alignment and to stabilize the spine and pelvis during all activity, expecially weight bearing exercise. Here the superficial muscles work hard, but without the deep core muscle engagement, micro-movements (due to lack of core muscle integrity), can lead to wear, tear and injury.
To Move with efficiency and ease. The core muscles work together anticipating movement and load. They are Intelligent. Learn to connect with them. Don’t waste energy, Exercise smart, Improve performance.
To Develop lean toned muscles. The initial Core training is a pre-requisite to Core Strengthening. The latter refers to the exercises that load the core through weight and movement. Moving with control, precision and isolating muscle groups means an intense and effective workout which also builds strength.
- Lean muscle tone (without restrictive bulk)
- Improved efficient breathing
- Spine and pelvic alignment for healthy pain free static and moving posture
- Ability to move with ease, stability, balance and efficiency
- A greater body awareness