What is Pilates?
Pilates is a low-impact and safe form of mind-body exercise. Pilates improves
overall body strength, posture, breathing, alignment and flexibility.
How is Pilates Beneficial?
Pilates is known to improve strength without the body taking a toll. The exercises
focus on movement quality opposed to the amount of repetitions or resistance.
Pilates can benefit everyone:
- Abdominal Strength
- Improves Posture
- Promotes Flexibility
- Improves Balance
- Confidence in Movements
- Creates Stability and Control
- Enjoyable and Relaxing
- Reduces Risk of Injury
Pilates Creates Increased Stability and Balance
Increased control and stability is important for older adults as it can help improve
functional movements including balance and posture. Pilates increases stability,
posture, strength and flexibility throughout the body, which can improve balance.
Pilates Creates a Strong Core and Straight Posture
Pilates exercises can develop a strong core (abs and back). Strong, lengthened abdominal and back muscles create fluid movements and a straight spine.
Long, Lean and Flexible Muscles are Formed
Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured. Pilates exercises train several muscle groups through smooth and continuous movements. Through the development of proper technique your muscles are trained to move in safe, efficient and functional motion.
*Information taken from http://www.Pilates.com