Pilates.

Pilates, used in combination with other exercise regimes, or alone, is an amazingly effective and accessible way to accomplish your weight loss and fitness goals.

Through Pilates, you build strength in your core for better posture, balance and flexibility.

WHAT IS PILATES?

Pilates is a method of exercise that includes low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Joseph Pilates developed the exercises in the 1920s.

Your low-impact routine usually includes exercises that promote:

  • Core strength and stability
  • Muscle control
  • Proper posture
  • Balanced flexibility and strength

While it’s not an aerobic workout, you will boost joint mobility, flexibility and core strength.

WHAT AREAS DOES IT TARGET?

The main focus of this type of exercise is on your core. However, you can see strength gains in your arms and legs.

CAN I DO PILATES?

Most anyone can do Pilates. It’s not just for serious athletes or the already physically fit.

Everyone can benefit from this type of training, especially in conjunction with a a workout regimen. Most exercises can be done on a mat on the floor.

HOW DOES IT BENEFIT ME?

The health benefits are numerous and include:

  • Improved core strength and stability
  • Better posture and balance
  • Improved flexibility
  • Prevention and treatment of back pain