Pilates is named for its founder, Joseph Pilates, who developed a type of exercise that could aid in the rehabilitation of dancers and others. Today, Pilates is one of the most popular forms of exercise and is well-suited to the widest range of people with the widest range of abilities and needs. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women preparing for, or rebounding from, pregnancy, and people who are at various stages of physical rehabilitation.
Pilates was created with a specific focus on the following:
Centering, control, flow, breathing, precision, and concentration and are integral to a quality workout. What sets Pilates apart from other workouts is that it focuses on the quality of each move with an emphasis on accuracy and precision yielding significant results in the shortest amount of time.
People who do Pilates, love it! While no exercise results in drastic improvements immediately, if you do it on a regular basis, you will definitely notice great changes in both your body and lifestyle. Pilates can be life-transforming!
BENEFITS OF PILATES WORK
WHOLE BODY TRAINING
By training the body as a whole, rather than isolating certain muscles, you will improve your movement, enhancing your life greatly. Overall, Pilates can present a number of health benefits for anyone at any age.
IMBALANCES & FLEXIBILITY
Pilates exercises are perfect to correct imbalances in muscle actions in your body. Ever wondered why your head seems to tilt slightly to one side or why you seem to favor one leg over the other to put your weight on when you stand? Pilates is the ideal mechanism to correct these and return your body to its well-balanced self.
CORRECTING POOR POSTURE
Poor posture may be related to future discomfort and injury. When you slouch while walking, or sitting you can stress muscles, lessening the spine’s ability to absorb shock that can lead to neck strain and pain. Regular Pilates exercise helps increase your awareness of your body and improve your posture.
INCREASED MIND/BODY AWARENESS
Pilates forces you to pay close attention to your own body through controlled breathing, the way you position your muscles and limbs and encourages strong concentration on form. This forces you to become more in touch with your body’s movements and mechanics and how you can control them through concretion of your mind.
CTS offers a range of Pilates classes for varying levels. Come and visit one of our clinics and you will see we have a full range of Balanced Body equipment. Interested? Call us (949) 722-7374.