I just love Pilates as an exercise system.
Why? because it works.
Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop certain parts of the body & neglect others. While Pilates is known as a core & back strengthening Program, it also trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength & balanced muscle development as well as flexibility & increased the range of motion for the joints.
If you are an active retired & just starting to exercise, an elite athlete, or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment & a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all.
3 Pilates Creates Strength Without Bulk Long, lean muscles are the name of the game. In Pilates, you are not looking to build muscles for show. You are building toned muscles that work perfectly within the context of your body as a whole.
5 Pilates for core Strength The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, TVA & pelvic floor. We rely on these muscles to support a strong, supple back, good posture, & efficient movement patterns. When our core is strong, the frame of the body is supported.
6 Postural Improvement
Your posture is a reflection of good alignment that is supported by a strong core. It is a position from which one can move freely. Pilates is an incredibly effective way to improve posture.
7 Pilates Increases Energy Fact. T he more you exercise, the more energy you have. The more energized you are, the more you'll feel like doing your exercise routine.
Pilates gets your circulation moving, stimulates the spine & muscles, floods the body with the good feelings one gets from exercising the whole body.
8 Pilates for a lean physique If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. Known for creating long, strong muscles & a leaner look, Pilates improves your muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, & teaches you to move with ease.
All of these things will make you look & feel very fit. If you want to lose weight, the formula for weight loss remains the same: Burn calories than you take in. Combined with cardiovascular activity, Pilates becomes a prime weight loss & body toning tool.
When body & mind unite This is a secret of Pilates exercise. When we practice each movement with our total attention, the body & mind unite to bring forth the most benefit possible from each exercise. The Pilates principles — centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, & flow — are key concepts that are used to integrate body & mind.Just love it.