5 Benefits of Pilates

Is Pilates for you?

Pilates is certainly suitable for everyone and any age group, but it does not always suit those who want a more fast moving, heart churning workout, but Pilates has a place in everyone’s training

Pilates can be modified in different ways to address individual needs. Also, there are different levels of intensity so that you and your body always have options for a good challenge. Additionally, individuals who suffer from back pain can also benefit from Pilates as long as the source of the pain has been properly diagnosed.

Here are five reasons why you should try Pilates

1. Improves Posture

Do not underestimate the beauty and health benefits of good posture. Poor posture can often be just a bad habit that is easy to correct. Bad posture can be the first step towards widow’s hump, double chin, potbelly, and sway back and if someone is not standing straight or hunched over they can look a lot older than they actually are. Good posture can make you look younger, slimmer and can convey great self-confidence.

2. Promotes mind and body connection

Pilates connects the mind to the body, by encouraging concentration on each move and breath. Only when this is achieved will correct movement with proper alignment be possible.

3. It is suitable for all levels and abilities

Whether you are an old age pensioner, new to exercise, an athlete or somewhere in between, Pilates has thousands of possible exercises and modifications to suit all levels of ability.

4. Pilates is a whole body workout.

Pilates is a balanced workout, promoting strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility.

5. Strengthens the core and promotes a strong and healthy back

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 our backs, give great posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported.

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