How would you like to:
- Improve the distance of your drive on the golf course?
- Increase the power of your swing and the quickness of your reaction on the tennis court?
- Spend more time running, biking or swooshing down the slopes?
All with more mobility, less stiffness and quicker recovery.
These are just some of the benefits of a regular Pilates practice.
What exactly is Pilates?
Pilates is a mindful system of movement based around key principles that set it apart from other workouts:
- Concentration & Control
- Whole Body Movement & Balanced Muscle Development
- Rhythm & Flow
Exercises are performed on various pieces of equipment including the Reformer, Tower, Wunda Chair and Mat. Unlike weight machines, Pilates equipment uses spring tension which can be adjusted to compensate for injuries or muscular imbalances so that movements can be performed in proper alignment and without struggle. The springs can also be adjusted to increase resistance or decrease stability for additional challenge.
All exercises in Pilates emphasize smooth, flowing movements driven by the core muscles
Joseph Pilates called these muscles the “Powerhouse” - the abdominals, back, pelvic floor, inner/outer thighs and glutes. As our center of balance and strength, these muscles are essential to posture, breathing, and eliminating pain in the shoulders, back and hips. They’re also the source of our stability, rotation and power in athletic movement. Strength in these areas translates to a more powerful golf or tennis swing with less effort and better balance & control skiing.
Unlike gym workouts, muscles are not worked in isolation.
Each exercise engages multiple muscle groups to create balanced strength, flexibility and length in the muscles while improving coordination, posture and balance.
This is especially important for enthusiasts of sports involving repetitive movements on one side (golf, tennis and other racket sports) or dominated by the use of only a few large muscles (cycling, running) which by nature create imbalance and the opportunity for injury.
Pilates encourages working smarter, not harder.
By focusing and moving with control, fewer repetitions of each exercise are necessary, giving you a full body workout in less time.
This same body awareness and focus translates to more efficient movement and better coordination on the course, court or slopes.
Adding Pilates to your routine 2-3 times per week will:
- Build long lean muscle, increasing strength and flexibility, particularly in the core abdominal and back muscles
- Improve joint health, mobility and stability, reducing the risk of injury
- Improve posture, coordination and balance
- Support any other type of conditioning you are currently doing with no recovery time
- Build awareness of movement patterns that can then be modified to optimize performance
Ready to give Pilates a try?
New to Pilates?
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