The Benefits of Pilates

Rachel Fitness, Pilates Leave a comment   , , , ,

There are so many reasons to do Pilates – from core strength to improved posture to injury preventing, Pilates is a strength training regimen that is suitable for everyone.

In the coming days we will go over the top 10 reasons to do Pilates, covering a new reason each day!  It is amazing that so many people are willing to try every new workout under the sun, yet a number of these people have never experienced Pilates…not even once!

There are countless online resources all about Pilates, and this is a great thing!  But if you want to really experience Pilates you need to go to a Pilates-specific studio and find a knowledgeable instructor.

1st reason to practice Pilates:

1. Pilates is Whole-Body Fitness

Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop some parts of the body and neglect others. While Pilates training focuses on core strength, it trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints.

Attention to core support and full-body fitness — including the breath and the mind — provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. It is also the reason that Pilates is so popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with athletes who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tune in tomorrow for reason number 2!  You can check out about.com for some more information in the meantime, to satisfy your curiosity.

 

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