Benefits of Pilates
If you’ve been following the recent fitness trends you’ve probably heard of Pilates. Pilates is a type of exercise that was originally developed to enhance the performance of ballet dancers. It uses equipment and machines to strengthen and lengthen muscles, improve posture and increase flexibility. “The core is the powerhouse of the body” is the main principle behind Pilates. If you have a strong core, you enable the rest of you body to function in the most efficient way.
Did you know that Pilates can be used to treat a large variety of injuries?
Pilates is often associated with pregnancy, new mums, and back pain. However, it is really important that all stability muscles in your body are strong and working effectively to treat and prevent injury. Pilates focuses on posture and activation of stability muscles to provide a strong base for all movements. Whether you have hurt your shoulder or have had knee pain for years, Pilates can help to address the imbalances in your muscle system and get you moving in a more efficient way.
Pilates is a great way to increase strength and length in your muscles. If you traditionally enjoy more intense or heavy weights training and are plagued by niggling injuries or have reached a plateau, often your core is holding you back. It is also an excellent way to complement your physiotherapy, acupuncture or massage treatment as part of your rehab program.
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