5 ways Pilates improves your health

Ever had a tough day at the office and just couldn’t muster the effort to drag yourself down to the gym? There’s one activity which will make you feel both relaxed and energized. Pilates. Pilates isn’t some sort of fad. It’s a well established training technique that numerous high profile sports people have used to strengthen their bodies and improve their performance. It really works. Here’s 5 reasons why:

Say goodbye to stress

Pilates has grown in popularity for a number of reasons. One of it’s most obvious benefits is that it’s a great stress-buster. Pilates provides a great escape from everyday life in a group environment.

Exercise without the fuss

When going to the gym fills you with nothing but anxiety and you keep putting it off, Pilates lets you tailor your workouts and even complete sessions at home.

It can help you stay in shape

A good Pilates workout will see you burn as many calories as an hour in the gym. Mixing one or two Pilates classes a week with some cardiovascular activity such a Zumba will be the perfect mix for someone looking to stay in shape.

Improved Posture

Pilates has been praised by everyone from athletes to office workers for it’s ability to help develop a strong core and to correct posture in the key areas of the hips/lower back, upper back and neck (basically counteracting the effects of a day’s slouching at a computer).

Free from back pain

Pilates was developed as a rehabilitative tool by Joseph Pilates who was a German gymnast. He dedicated his life to teaching his exercising techniques, believing that poor posture goes hand-in-hand with ill health. He believed that by having an awareness of breath and of alignment of the spine, one can strengthen the deep torso and abdominal muscles, and reduce stress on the back.

If you’re interesting in starting Pilates why not drop in to Brian’s Pilates Foundation Course which is starting next Monday the 11th November 2015. It’s the perfect environment for beginners and people who are recovering from injury


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