From TV commercials to social media trainers, there's a million ways for you to get your sweat on these days. With so many options, it's hard to know what will work for you and your body. We're here to make that choice a little easier! Here are our top five reasons to choose Pilates.
1. Alleviate Joint and Muscle Pain
Our exercises are all about moving with a purpose. Whether you're on the mat, at the barre, or on the reformer, we'll begin slowly by showing you how to perform each movement successfully. By learning the correct technique, our workouts will be effective, yet easy on your joints.
Our movements are also meant to lengthen your body, which will help with blood flow and delivering nutrients to your muscles. Bye, bye sore muscles!
2. Movement + Meditation
If you're looking for a way to escape the many stressors in life, Pilates is your answer. Throughout class you'll be focusing on the your breath, your body's movements, and how your breath and body can work together. Our instructors will keep you so engaged and focused on your technique you won't have the time to let your mind wander to your to-dos.
You'll find yourself refreshed and refocused following class, ready to take on the world!
3. It's For Everyone!
There are thousands of modifications for all Pilates exercises. Are you someone with little workout experience with some back pain? We've got a modification for that. Are you an elite athlete looking to up your core strength? We're here for you! No matter your experience, you'll be able to tailor the class to what you want to improve on.
Each and every person can benefit from building a stronger core and improving the body's alignment.
4. Muscles Without the Bulk
Like we mentioned above, we're all about lengthening your muscles. In other words, we're strengthening while we're stretching. We're really focusing on eccentric muscle contraction. This means that we're focusing on the release part of the movement - in other words, we use the resistance against gravity and slow, controlled movements.
5. Core. Core. Core.
It's something you hear about all the time, how important the core muscles are in fitness, athletics, and everyday life, but what exactly are the core muscles? The big three core muscle groups are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. With strength in these muscles, we're able to improve our posture as our shoulders and neck are able to relax.
On a side note, you'll also have a flatter belly!