6 Reasons YOU Should Be Doing Pilates
By Physiotherapist Jewel Oh
Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of your body as well!
1. BUILD STRONG AND LEAN MUSCLES
Pilates is great for increasing your strength and flexibility. The exercises focus on your posture and alignment and helps improve muscle control and coordination!
2. INCREASE YOUR FLEXIBILITY
In Pilates, you work toward a safe increase in length and stretch of the muscles and range of motion within the joints. This can help relieve muscle tightness to regain your mobility!
3. PILATES INCREASES CORE STRENGTH
Your core is not just your 6-pack muscles at the front of the torso. It’s your entire mid‑section!
Pilates movements are taught nice and slow until your form is perfected. By learning to keep your spine in the right alignment you will aid your core to work more efficiently.
Pilates is just one of the many exercises that physiotherapists
use to strengthen our bodies!
4. PREVENT/RECOVER FROM INJURY
Pilates is a safe and controlled exercise that helps to strengthen your entire body.
It has been shown to be effective in treating and preventing lower back pain in patients. REFERENCE
5. IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE
A big focus of the workout is maintaining good alignment and balance as you slowly move through all the exercises.
Pilates does this by strengthening your back in a neutral position, maintaining the natural curves of your spine.
6. PILATES CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. If you want to lose weight, the formula for weight loss remains the same: Burn more calories than you take in. As a full-body fitness method, Pilates help will help you do that.
Mixing Pilates with traditional strength, coordination and balance exercises ensures that you have a well balanced program!
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Here are Corio Bay Sports Treatment Clinic we run 10 Group Physio classes from Monday – Thursday.
Every class is tailored to each individuals needs – so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert!
How We Can Help!
Give us a call and one of our Physiotherapists can perform a pilates assessment to get you started
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