Wellness Wednesday | Three Reasons Why It’s Time to Try Pilates
Pilates, created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, is a style of exercising that supports your entire body.
Through a balance of strength, mobility, flexibility, and alignment, every exercise will engage your core and target hard to reach muscles.
By performing low-impact exercises and small, controlled movements, your body will be left feeling tighter and stronger after just one session. Pilates does more than assist in leaning out muscles, it improves your overall health. Follow along to find out what Pilates can really do for you.
With a focus on full body alignment, motion at every joint, and a balance of all opposing muscles, Pilates improves posture by strengthening neglected postural muscles.
By focusing on breath, Pilates improves cardiorespiratory capacity by stimulating the body’s feel-good hormones, oxygen flow, and blood circulation. Pilates can achieve all of this due to its low impact nature, leaving you with a boost of energy after your class.
Pilates improves your overall balance through core strengthening exercises and focus on structural alignment. Each exercise is performed at your own pace to maintain proper form.