THE BENEFITS OF PILATES EXERCISE
Join a Pilates class if you want to be more flexible, stronger and well-balanced. Attending regular Pilates sessions can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For athletes, Pilates can complement their training by developing whole body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.
Pilates classes can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body.
Pilates conditions the whole body and because its low impact no muscle group is over trained or under trained. Pilates is a flexible progressive exercise system so you get the workout thats best for you.
WHERE DO I FIND A PILATES CLASS NEAR ME? Use the form on this page.
9 BENEFITS OF PILATES
Beginners should start out under the supervision of an experienced Pilates instructor. It is advisable to talk to an instructor or studio before committing to a class.
Improved posture and balance
Pilates will help you to find the correct posture no matter what occupation your in. From office workers who spend most of the day sat in their office chair, truck drivers, moms with young kids, pilots, in fact anyone who spends a lot of time sitting or lifting can benefit from improved posture and balance.
Anyone can practice Pilates
Age is no barrier from young children to seniors and Pilates beginners classes start with gentle strength training and stability program and work towards more challenging workouts. You can practice Pilates at home but we advise that you use a professional Pilates teacher who has the appropriate qualifications and certification. If you are over 40, are pregnant or suffer from a medical condition its advisable to check with your doctor before starting a Pilates class.
By regularly attending Pilates classes you will improve your flexibility by exercising your core muscles, abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs.
Improves fitness without pain
Pilates is a low impact form of exercise so it will help you to strengthen and tone your muscles without stressing your joints or heart.
Increase strength and stamina without adding muscle
Pilates helps because it tones muscles without adding bulk unlike weight training and other forms of exercise If you are looking to tone up and improve your posture this is the exercise for you.
Feel good with a better posture
Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back improves posture and reduces or prevents back pain.
Pilates is a great way to relax and reduce stress
Pilates will help release your tension and make you will feel more relaxed.
Unlike other forms of exercise you don't need to attend a gym or buy expensive equipment or clothing. Pilates mat classes are cheap and accessible. More expensive are Pilates one-on-one classes and equipment based Pilates studios where you pay for the personal attention of the Pilates instructor. With many instructors and studios offering special deals on block bookings and beginners introductory classes. Use this website to pick a class or classes to fit your budget.
Alleviate certain medical conditions
Pilates can help reduce back pain, and help pregnant women in the lead up to birth and get back into shape afterwards. It can help older people improve their balance and core strength reducing the risk of falls. For athletes it can help with sports injuries and rehabilitation.
Seek medical advice before embarking on a Pilates program. If you have recently had surgery, pregnant, have a pre-existing medical condition such as heart disease, have a musculoskeletal injury or disorders, or have a serious weight condition.
WE RECOMMEND that you only use a suitably qualified Pilates instructor.
WHERE DO I FIND PILATES NEAR ME? Use the search on this page.