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5 REALLY, REALLY AMAZING REASONS HOW PILATES HEALS

Developed in the early 1900s, Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that uses simple yet effective moves that focus on flexibility and strength through short repetitive movements.

Pilates is great for people of all fitness levels, from athletes to first-timers and even those rehabilitating from injuries.

It’s a very flexible experience (pun intended).

  1. It’s Low Impact.
    Pilates strengthens joints with little to no impact, making it a very safe choice for people with injuries or arthritis. Pilates also offers a unique way to get in some cardio by attaching a tiny trampoline to the end of the reformer.
  2. It Surgically Strikes.
    Pilates allows for very targeted training. So someone say with a shoulder injury involving the rotator cuff can work on proper shoulder placement and both stabilise and move the joint.
  3. It Balances Muscles.
    Muscle imbalances are a huge reason why injuries happen. It’s caused by things like our posture, the way we walk, bend over, sit, lie down, or work out. What’s great about Pilates is that it corrects movement patterns, and promotes even musculature that helps heal injuries.
  4. It Give Awareness.
    Pilates teaches where your bod is in space. And can help you re-learn the right way to move and lower stress on injured areas. This then gives confidence to move correctly during everyday activity.
  5. Me Time.
    Pilates is also an invigorating escape from the ho-hum routine of life. During your practice, you give yourself an important dose of “me time” to put aside all of your cares and worries.
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