Benefits of Pilates – Part 1

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Our Team at Physio Professionals is dedicated to promoting a healthy attitude to a healthy lifestyle.

We believe that Pilates is a great way for people of all shapes, size, age and levels of fitness to get that kick-start they are waiting for, and shift your health balance in the right direction.

The benefits of Clinical Pilates are extensive it is no easy task to single out a list limiting it to only ten spread out over the next few days.

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1.Pilates is Whole-Body Fitness

Unlike some forms of exercise, Pilates does not over-develop some parts of the body and neglect others. While Pilates training focuses on core strength, it trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints.

Attention to core support and a full-body fitness approach — including breathing and cognition — provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. It is also the reason that Pilates is so popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with athletes who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do.

 

 

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  1. Adaptable to Many Fitness Levels and Needs

Whether you are male or female, a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the benefits of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a mind/body approach make Pilates accessible to all. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilate’s workouts can be tailored to individual needs.

 

 

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  1. Creates Strength without Bulk

Long, lean muscles are the name of the game here. In Pilates, we are not looking to build muscles for show. We are building toned muscles that work perfectly within the context of the body as a whole, and the functional fitness needs of a person as they move through life. One of the ways that Pilates creates long, strong muscles is by taking advantage of a type of muscle contraction called an eccentric contraction.

 

 

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  1. Increases Flexibility

In Pilates, we work toward a gradual safe increase in length and stretch of the muscles and range of motion within the joints. Although not as stretch focussed as Yoga we still believe a body that can flex and bend to meet the flow of life is a very realistic goal.