Pilates will help you create an inner girdle of strength. It can help flatten your tummy and strengthen your back by working some of the deepest muscles in your body. You should also find you have improved efficiency of your pelvic floor muscles. Pilates teaches good body awareness and will help you gain more from other fitness pursuits.
Pilates exercises work to strengthen your muscles through their full range of movement giving you a streamlined shape, a Pilates exercise program will help to align and balance your body, giving better joint mobility and stability and can really help to relieve back pain and tension headaches.
Pilates is a mind/body exercise so you need to focus within while you work. Pilates can help to reduce stress and improve poor sleep patterns, as mind and body are re-educated in movement and control, balance between tight and weak, long and short muscles are restored. Less stress is placed on the joints. The body works more efficiently and tires less quickly. Mind and Body start to work together.
Balance and equilibrium are restored.
Because of Pilates’ low-impact nature, medical practitioners and doctors recommend attending Pilates classes especially to patients who are on the way to recovery from back injuries. Whiplash and many other forms of sports-related problems and injuries could be helped.
We do recommend that you seek help from an instructor qualified to assess and modify exercises to suit you as an individual in the early stages of injury rehabilitation, you may later be able to join a mainstream class without causing further problems.
Pilates movements strengthen core muscles so that your body gains better body postural strength and balance. This is the reason why many fitness and sports icons love Pilates, including sports superstar David Beckham.
Relaxation and decreased stress levels
Pilates can help you understand your own body and how it functions. This understanding can make it much easier for you to strategically fight stress and release tension coming from modern living.
Many regular Pilates participants attest that attending Pilates sessions really helps them overcome stress and tension after a long day at work.
A unique opportunity to experience an integrated session combining hands on techniques used in KMI Structural Integration with movement to free restricted areas and retrain movement patterns.