Find out more about Pilates and what its benefits are.
What Is Pilates?
Pilates exercises can be practiced on a mat or with specialised equipment. They are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re-balance the muscles around the joints e.g. shoulders.
There are a wide range of exercises and modifications to cater form many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.
From practicing Pilates, you can expect improved posture and an increase in strength, flexibility, mobility, fitness, balance and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back pain and other general pains. It can also help to reduce stress and tension created by everyday life.
The goal with this highly effective and beneficial form of exercise is to strengthen the core postural muscles whilst achieving optimal functional fitness.
What Are The Benefits Of Pilates?
There are so many benefits of Pilates, but here are the top benefits:
Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)
Improves postural problems
Increases core strength, stability and mobility
Helps prevent injury
Balances strength and flexibility
Non impact, easy on the joints
Complements other methods of exercise
Improves performance in sports (golf, tennis, skiing etc)
Improves balance, coordination and circulation
Reduces stress and tension created by everyday life
Reduces back pain
What Is Stott Pilates?
STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original
exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over three decades refining the acclaimed STOTT PILATES® method of exercise.
The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation — making it one of the safest and most effective methods available.
STOTT PILATES® is recognized as a leader in Pilates programming by studios, fitness facilities, fitness professionals and the consumer market worldwide.
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