What are the Benefits of Pilates?
What are the Benefits of Pilates?
With so many methods of exercise from which to choose these days, today we’re pinpointing one with staying power. That’s right friends, Pilates is not a fad. It was created in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, and was actually originally developed for rehabilitation. Athletes and dancers have been long time practitioners, and now it’s quite mainstream! The benefits are many, but here are some points that will hopefully get you inspired to give it a try, or re-investigate if you’ve tried it once or twice. It’s just good. Really, really good.
It’s vitamins for your mind
It’s not just about the Physical benefits! Pilates boosts mental well-being.
Pilates gets you balanced!
Helps Remediate muscle imbalance. Muscle imbalance is a major reason people experience injuries & pain. Pilates is preventitive in that by developig a balanced body, m
It can help you reduce stress and anxiety
The release of tension in your body can help dramatically with the release of tension in your mind! Breathing through your practice also helps you to be in the moment.
Boosts muscular control
The control your body learns through Pilates will serve you well in a variety of other sports and activities.
Helps you develop a stronger core (abs, lower back, hips, glutes)
Show your core some love! Pilates is famous for being an amazing core workout. You core is so much more than your abs, and you absolutely have to have a strong core in order to have a balanced physique!
There is a slight meditative quality, but it not necessarily a relaxation
Many people find peace as they breath through a session with energy and positivity! Fittbe’s pretty famous for this positivity piece!
Flexibility is essential for good fitness. I’ve heard so many times – “I hate to stretch.” Guess what… you need to! If you don’t stretch, you are opening yourself up to many potential problems and injuries. If you hate to stretch, or you don’t know what stretches to do, Pilates is the perfect choice because it’s built into the flow for you!
Can Help Reduce Pain
Originally built for rehab, Pilates can help reduce pain. For example, many times, people experience lower back pain as a result of a weak core.
Increases muscle strength and tone
You get major strength benefits from practicing Pilates! Not only will you feel better, you will look better too. Now, that’s not our main focus, because we don’t want to be shallow. But, in all honestly, yes. You will look like more of a babe of you do Pilates 😉
Pilates helps you to feel more centered
There is so much beauty in the practice of Pilates. Movement originates from your core, and as you focus on Joseph Pilates’ foundational principles, you will find that you feel more centered
Improves posture and spine health
Pilates improves your posture and helps to prevent upper back curvature! As you work through your Pilates sessions, you will practice lifting from the crown of your head, having a neutral spine, a strong core as you think of pulling your abs in and up, along with relaxed chest.
Helps your to relax and create a balanced body
Did you know that one of the best ways to feel more relaxed in your day to day life is to workout, and Pilates is the ideal method as you breath deeply, engage deep muscles, and find a simple beauty across all movement, conducive to less pain, more range and balanced muscles!