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What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. It brings all parts of your body through full range of movements strengthening the muscles throughout their entire range of motion. It engages the deepest muscles, transverse abdominus, in your body rather than just “bracing your abdominals” as you see many people do when they try to recruit their core muscles. The advantage of this is that you can train your deep core muscles to switch on, and stay switched on while you carry out normal activities such as walking, working, running and playing sport. This provides protection for your spine and joints, helps prevent muscles such as your hamstrings from overworking, and hence reduces the incidence of injury. Pilates is named after its founder, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s
Benefits of Pilates
- Improves Core Strength and flexibility
- Improves Posture and Muscle tone
- Improves Balance and Endurance
- Enhances Joint mobility and Co-Ordination
- Relieves stress and Muscle tension
For Athletes, Pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.
Who Can do Pilates Classes
Everybody. Pilates is suitable for both men and women, from the young to the not so young and everyone in between. Beginners Pilates classes are suitable for those who have a little or no Pilates experience. They are designed and taught in a way which enables you to perfect your technique as you learn thus ensuring safe exercising. The classes will show you how to recruit and strengthen your deep core muscles, gluteal muscles and all of your postural muscles.