What is Pilates?
Pilates is considered a method of exercise for the entire body. It is an effective way to strengthen the core muscles, improve balance and posture, and improve flexibility. The technique is goal-oriented movement, with a mind body connection to support everyday movement.
• Pilates is more than a stretching program for flexibility
• Pilates is a gateway to Health and Performance
• Pilates is one of the best forms of conditioning alongside strengthening, balance, posture, and overall body awareness
Who benefits from Pilates?
If you are wondering whether Pilates is right for you, it’s important to consider what it is you’re aiming to achieve. There are countless ways to modify and adapt Pilates exercises, depending on your age, weight, physical ability, and level of fitness. The exercises are designed with modifications so that people of all levels and abilities can stay safe while being physically challenged.
Strengthening your core can help to alleviate pain and discomfort while developing whole body strength, improve posture and balance. If you’re looking for a low impact exercise that can promote overall health, reclaim your body after pregnancy or improve your performance in a sport activity, Pilates can serve your needs. As a Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor the goal is always to strike a balance between what the patient/client wants and what they need.
“Every movement of our life can be the beginning of great things.” – Joseph Pilates