Originally created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s, Pilates has become a popular form of exercise today, and is practiced worldwide. What is so good about Pilates? Here are some of the many benefits:
Pilates requires concentration on correct movement and proper breathing. Focusing on controlled movement and breathing helps you to relax.
Strengthens Your Core and Back
Pilates teaches you to properly activate and strengthen your abdominal and lower back muscles. This can help reduce lower back pain and prevent future back injuries.
Entire Body Workout
Not only does Pilates help strengthen your abdominals and back, but it trains your entire body. If you’re guided by a clinical pilates instructor, it can be catered to your individual needs and injuries.
Improves Flexibility and Mobility
Pilates exercises allow you to gently move your joints, and there are many exercises that help stretch your muscles. This can help improve flexibility and mobility and can prevent and reduce stiffness.
Through performing controlled movements and strengthening the body, Pilates teaches correct posture which reduces tightness and pains associated with poor posture.
Gentle Yet Effective
Pilates incorporates low-impact movements, including exercises performed laying down and in seated positions. This makes it suitable for kids through to elderly, and safe to do when recovering from injuries.
take2health offers both one on one and group Clinical Pilates sessions. You can book an appointment online or by giving the clinic a call.