Ten Reasons Why Everyone Needs Pilates

WHAT IS YOUR REASON TO DO PILATES?

RETURN TO LIFE & LIVE AT YOUR BEST

STRENGTHEN YOUR POWERHOUSE

A stronger core – a stronger you! “Traditional forms of exercise limit options for needing to strengthen the core, as most forms of exercise are high impact – unlike Pilates. The most valuable take away from Pilates is that is strengthens the body in all ranges of mtion and focuses on strengthening the muscles that help support the whole body instead of over emphasizing the muscles that we overuse.

BATTLE A LONG COMMUTE

Sitting for too long can be detrimental to your health. It’s hard to avoid this if you have a long commute to and from your job. One of our Pilates experts said that “Spending hours a week slouched in a car seat definitely can have negative consequences on your body – lack of core support, pelvic instability, poor posture. Pilates training is designed to help counter those issues by focusing on core strength, flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints”.

INCREASE FLEXIBIILTY

Although gaining flexibility doesn’t happen overnight, Pilates is a great way to get there! Traditional workouts consist of weights that target the contracting muscles in short motions. Pilates uses elongated movements and techniques that stretch out the muscles, training your whole body to become more flexible.

FEEL MORE ENERGETIC

Pilates (especially our Reformer Workout, Reformer Fit & Barre) classes help get your heart rate up. Consistent exercise strengthens the wall muscles in the heart which in time will improve the functionality of the heart, resulting in more energy. On a cellular level, mitochondria are energy -producing organs within the cell. The more exercise, the more mitochrondria your body will make!

IMPROVE YOUR SPORTS ABILITY
The core is the foundation of the body. A solid core increases protection of your back and neck, which can prevent future debilitating injuries. Increased flexibility will also ensure that your muscles are protected from tearing or pulling. Pilates also boosts coordination through a focus of mind-body connection. Proper breathing, using correct muscles and moving with intention will be mirrored in the coordination you need for your sport.

BUILD DISCIPLINE
Have you ever gone to the gym and found yourself with no idea of where to start? Or maybe you didn’t feel the workout was sufficient or were confused about what to target? Pilates360 certified instructors will give you guidance of exactly what movements to practice, what muscles should be working and how to do it safely. Pilates really puts your body to the test to focus and control your motions. Put your workouts into the hands of our instructors and they will have you leaving the studio physically and mentally fulfilled!

BOOST YOUR MOOD
Release endorphins and feel your best to tackle every day. Consistency with exercise is associated with lower incidence of depression. When you exercise, there is release of neurotranmitters and proteins called neurotrophic factors. These cause your nerves to create new connections and these new can improve your brain’s function and help combat depression. Release endorphins also give a feel-good spirit lifting chemical throughout the bloodstream and brain.

REHABILIATE
Chiropractors & physios treat many patients with neck and back as well as shoulder, hip & knee injuries. Each injury or area of pain usually exists because of overuse of the muscle. That is where Pilates makes a significant difference in achieving a healthier and strong body. Pilates accesses the small muscles of the spine which provides more stability and strength, allowing better support for the larger joints while preventing injuries. The smaller muscles are the stabilizers of the spine and extremities. Pilates is the best low-impact exercise that allows people of all ages, young and old, to participate and build strength throughout the body and increase flexibility. Many health professionals across the globe send their patients to Pilates classes.

BUILD CONFIDENCE
After one class you feel a change in your body. After four classes you will begin to see the results take pace with your body. Imagine what would happen with consistency and going beyond those few initial classes? When your body feels strong and confident, you feel confident. Pilates also elongates the spine, so you naturally stand taller.

RELIEVE STRESS
Pilates not only focuses a lot on your body, but also on your mind. During class sessions, you must pay close attention to breathing patterns. This helps calm the mind and leads you to forget about life outside the studio. Proper breathing and focus on execution of precise movements relieves daily stress.

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