Why is Pilates so good for you?
Joseph Pilates, the method’s founder, once said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness it is important to gain mastery of your body.”
Pilates is a form of controlled, precision exercise that will help to balance strength with flexibility, increasing stamina and coordination. Focusing on natural movement patterns, it encourages the rebalancing of muscles to improve postural alignment so the body can function more efficiently.
Pilates will also help you to reshape, realign and rebalance your body helping to make it longer, leaner and stronger.
Some people experience changes through how their body looks and how clothes fit. Others are relieved of previous chronic aches and pains; feel less fatigued, experience increased energy levels, notice improved flexibility, standing or seating posture, positive mental outlook and peaceful mind.
Overall benefits also include: increased muscular endurance and strength, improved concentration and focus, more efficient movement patterns, improved breathing and breath control.
Pilates also helps to reduce injury or re-injury and rehabilitates soft tissue injury – it is for this reason many Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Doctors recommend Pilates.