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Benefits of Reformer Pilates

Benefits of Reformer Pilates


Over the last decade, Pilates has entered fitness mainstream. What are the benefits of this innovative system of mind-body exercises?

Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements.
By developing proper technique, you can re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.

It’s gentle…
Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing.  Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.

But it’s also challenging…
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced.  Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.

Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back
Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center of the body.  The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.

Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility
More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles - the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.  A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to become injured.

Create an evenly conditioned body to improve sports performance and prevent injuries
Muscular imbalance, a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain, is corrected with Pilates which conditions the whole body, including the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained.  Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.

A refreshing mind-body workout
Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body.  By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body.  You learn how to control its movement.  In Pilates, the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency.  Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress.

Try it!
New to Pilates and wondering how to get started?  Call and speak to our friendly staff who will take the time to tell you more about the benefits of Pilates and how you can incorporate it into your life.

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