Pilates tonight!

Posted: January 30, 2012 in Bootcamp, My Workouts

I will be instructing a Pilates class tonight at the Frontier Learning Center. Come and join me and check it out!

Pilates is such a great way to strengthen your core muscles – well beyond your abs. Pilates promotes flexibility and is a low impact form of exercise. This is perfect for people who suffer from joint issues. In fact, Pilates is used to aid in recovery after injury – and prevent injury from recurring. Because of its low impact nature, pilates is widely recognised as being beneficial to people who are recovering from certain types of injury including whiplash and a wide range of sporting injuries. Indeed, many of the injuries that sports people are afflicted with can be avoided – and pilates can play a big part in ensuring correct body movement and core body strength leads to fewer such injuries. Pilates is all about moving efficiently. What makes Pilates so important with respect to posture is that Pilates trains us to develop and use core strength.

Using the deep core muscles of the powerhouse – the abdominals, back, and pelvic floor – to support our posture allows the shoulders to relax, the neck and head to move freely, and relieves stress on the hips, legs, and feet.

Most of us know good posture when we see it, and we are inspired by how free and strong it makes a person look, but there are so many reasons to attend to ones posture I think it is worthwhile to take a moment to get really motivated.

Benefits of Good Posture:

– pain relief throughout the body, including back and neck pain, hip pain, leg and foot pain.
– allows us to move efficiently
– improves muscle function
– increases range of motion
– takes pressure off of compressed organs
– improves circulation
– creates a trimmer appearance
– radiates an attitude of confidence

Beyond the physical benefits of the practice, I have found Pilates to be such a plus mentally. It is a great way to relax and beat daily stress. Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that literally re-introduces you to your own body. And the better you understand your body and how it works, the easier it will be for you to release tension, relax and beat the stresses and strains of modern life.

So if you are at all curious about Pilates, I would love to see you in class tonight! Email me with any questions that you may have.

Class will be held at the Frontier Learning Center at 6pm tonight. Hope to see you there!

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