Whether you want to restore your health, add more fun to your life, or dabble in a bit of both rehab and recreation, a Pilates class is an ideal fit for you! Now, with classes available virtually anywhere, you can get the benefits of Pilates – recreational and rehabilitative. Here we list the top few ways Pilates can be used to boost your social and physical state.
Pilates is More Than Just A Workout
Pilates is a physical training program at its core, but it is so much more than that. You’ll never have more fun aligning your body. In fact, many people sign up for Pilates classes first thing in the morning, simply to socialize. Group Pilates offers an energetic and inviting atmosphere that brings support in a community way.
Pilates is Recreational
Pilates helps focus on areas of one’s body that may seem solely physical, however, it also positively affects social demeanor. How?
Pilates is as flexible as its participants are. You can choose to embark on 1:1 Pilates Sessions, while also appreciating the group atmosphere. In a group setting, you are alongside like-minded people, learning new patterns in a low-impact method. You’ll find it easy to build muscles and friendships, whether on a mat or machine.
While aligned posture is observed as a physical benefit, with it comes an equally strong mentality. Studies suggest that good posture boosts confidence.
Easy to Learn
Pilates may sound fancy, but its moves are easy to act on and master over time. Both private sessions and group Pilates host instructors who make sure everyone is on the same page. You’ll be guided to perform the exercises safely no matter your level of fitness. You can even choose to get personalized, tailored-to-you, Pilates sessions first to get the basics down before signing up for a class for weekly recreation.
Pilates is Rehabilitative
Aside from being a fun and energetic way to get your socializing in, Pilates is most known for its rehabilitative benefits.
In fact, Pilates can help with injury recovery because it helps to regain strength using controlled and smooth movements. It also helps with the alignment of the muscles, which strengthens the body to fight off future injuries.
Balance is crucial for improving muscle strength, especially post-injury. Chances are, an injury was sustained due to muscles weakening over a span of time or abrupt incorrect movement. This imbalance can cause stress on other areas of the body as it compensates to keep posture aligned and upright. Pilates focuses on slow, methodical movements that start with a foundation of balance.
Pilates exercise routines can be modified to each person’s respective injury and health goals. Whatever your comfort level and ability, Pilates can mindfully meet you where you’re at in comfort and appropriately build on that level of strength.
What is good for the body, is generally good for the brain. Pilates is no exception. Beyond sculpting your body, continued Pilates workouts can also improve brain activity and promote creation of new brain cells. This can lead to a greater memory and better problem-solving skills.
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