What are 5 key health benefits of Pilates?
Side Plank Pilates
Improve Core Stability and pelvic floor – Pilates exercises are designed to improve your core stability and focuses on addressing weakness in the pelvic floor. Core strength is important in everyday activities like walking, running, standing for long periods, sitting, lifting weight and playing sports. If you suffer from pain anywhere in the pelvic girdle, spine or hips. Pilates can help by targeting and reconditioning core, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. The strength in the pelvic floor can be compromised by many factors, the most common one is pregnancy. Pilates is designed to help your body cope with the stresses of pregnancy by building up strength in abdominal and pelvic floor muscles both pre and post natal.
Reduce neck and back pain – Pilates can help strengthen muscles, reducing neck and back pain. Pain can often come from inactive and weak muscles that can lead to chronic pain and tension in your neck and lower back.
Improve Posture and flexibility – Tight muscles can cause a decrease in mobility and lead to poor posture, tension, aches and pains. Good posture is important for your overall fitness and for your spine to function effectively without excess strain. Pilates can give your body the strength to correct your posture and increase your flexibility to help maintain healthy joints.
Injury prevention and Rehabilitation – People who lack muscular support, have muscular imbalances and poor posture are more prone to injury. Pilates can help build muscular strength and support joints to improve overall stability and function. Pilates is a safe and effective way to rehabilitate from injury.
Improve overall balance, coordination, fitness and endurance – Pilates is a great way to improve muscle control to assist in balance and coordination. It can help build up cardiovascular exercise and endurance in sports and fitness training.