Pilates as a form of exercise?
Reformer Pilates has been a training vehicle for elite athletes, both men, and women, for more than 70 years. The practice focuses on core strength, while also training the body as a whole. It builds strength and promote balanced muscle development, as well as general flexibility and increased range of movement.
Here are the many great reasons why:
- Pilates training focuses on core strength and trains the body as an integrated whole. The workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased the range of motion for the joints.
- Pilates is great for all levels of fitness, as it builds core strength, and focuses on proper alignment through the thousands of possible exercises and modifications
- Long, lean muscles are the name of the game. In Pilates, you are not looking to build muscles for show. You are building toned muscles that work perfectly within the context of your body as a whole.
- Pilates increases flexibility by increasing the length and stretch of the muscles and range of motion within the joints.
- Pilates develops core strength. The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. We rely on these muscles to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When our core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. Our neck and shoulders can relax, and the rest of our muscles and joints are free to do their jobs.
- Pilates improves posture, due to a strong core and good spine alignment.
- Pilates increases energy, as a workout gets the breath and circulation moving, stimulates the spine and muscles, and floods the body with the good feelings one gets from exercising the whole body.
- Pilates promotes weight loss, as it is a full-body fitness workout which burns calories.
Our Power variant would be great to take before the workout to help develop lean muscles and assist with muscle recovery after your Pilates workout.