If you have been practicing Pilates for a while, then you are already experiencing the wealth of benefits that Pilates offers (now let’s spread the word!).
If you are new to Pilates, you may be wondering… “What can Pilates do for me?” The short answer is “A LOT.” The long answer truly depends on your specific goals and needs.
Below are some of the key benefits you will experience as a result of Pilates:
Core strength, i.e. stronger abdominals and back: The focus on core strength in Pilates is unmistakable. The founder of the Pilates method, Joseph Pilates, called the core structure the “powerhouse” for good reason. All movements, in both athletic and everyday activities, should emanate from a strong and stable core.
An evenly conditioned body: Experience integrated movements that work the whole body, resulting in balanced musculature to help prevent injuries.
Improved postural alignment: Correct postural alignment is key in preventing injuries and the deterioration of bones that support our body.
Improved sport performance: With all of the benefits above, you will enhance your athletic activities, such as running, biking, golf, strength training, and many other sports.
Mind-body Connection: Proper breathing, focused concentration and control are all essential to execute Pilates movements with maximum strength and efficiency.
Long, lean muscles and improved flexibility: By strengthening AND elongating the muscles through Pilates, you will improve muscle elasticity, joint mobility, and flexibility, all helping to prevent injuries.
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.”