There are far more than 5 reasons to do Pilates. I'm starting with 5 because I want
to inspire you and give you the opportunity to follow-up on the aspects of Pilates
training that interest you. My personal list of the benefits of Pilates could reach
way past 20 items. But start here and see what you think. Is Pilates right for you?
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.
2. Adaptable to Many Fitness Levels and Needs
Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere
in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. With thousands of possible
exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs.
3. Creates Strength Without Bulk
Long, lean muscles are the name of the game here. In Pilates, we are not looking
to build muscles for show. We are building toned muscles that work perfectly within
the context of the body.
4. Increases Flexibility We work toward a safe increase in length and stretch of
the muscles and range of motion within the joints.
5. Develops Core Strength
The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic
floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture,
and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is
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