What makes Pilates a great fitness modality?
- It is whole-body oriented
Unlike other forms of exercise, like a specific sport for example, that tend to result in over and/or underdeveloped parts of the body. The focus of Pilates workouts is to fundamentally promote strength, coordination and flexibility throughout the entire body. I couple Pilates exercise with more functional exercises so that it will be easy for you to translate the new found strength and flexibility into real life situations like squatting, walking, swinging a golf club, or picking up a child.
- It is highly Adaptable
Whether you are a complete beginner or accomplished athlete, whether you are injured or just looking to get stronger, the foundations of Pilates are easily adaptable across age and level of fitness. The principles of building core strength, establishing proper posture and incorporating breath and mind body connection is something everyone can benefit from.
- It develops core strength
The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles that supports our spine, abdomen, and pelvic floor. We rely on these muscles to support a strong back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When our core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. Our neck and shoulders can relax, the pelvis and lower back can move freely and the rest of our muscles and joints are able to do their jobs without excess strain.
"Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only attain it but to maintain it." Joseph Pilates - Founder of Pilates