Pilates is a type of exercise that has gotten a lot of good and bad press in recent years. Although the popularity of Pilates has waned a bit in the last year or two, this type of exercise has many health benefits. Here are five benefits of Pilates that you may not know about.
Many exercise workouts focus on one part of the body over another, which can give you an uneven shape and strength. Pilates on the other hand is a whole-body workout. It focuses on the core, which means that it improves your overall health and wellness.
Pilates is a completely adaptable workout. You can adapt Pilates and use different styles so that you can do what is comfortable and within your ability level. As your health and strength improve, you can adapt the workout again to meet your new abilities so that you can continue pushing yourself to better health.
Strength Without Bulk
Many women prefer Pilates because they build strength without building bulky muscles. Women, and some men, prefer to have a lean and shapely look over having bulging muscles that change the way clothing fits and the body looks.
Pilates is one of the few whole body workouts that improves flexibility. Flexibility is important because when you are active, it is flexibility that helps prevent most injuries. Flexibility can also help improve mobility for those who struggle with joint or other chronic pain.
Good posture is very important to your overall health. Pilates helps you improve your posture gradually over time so that you can improve your health. Other exercises that improve posture are very difficult and can sometimes lead to chronic pain before improvements become permanent.
If you are interested in trying Pilates, contact us today for more information or to sign up for one of our Pilates classes.