Pilates improves the flexibility and the strength of your back muscles and strengthens the core. It is a very controlled exercise that focuses on breathing, posture, abdominal and back strength and relaxation.
Pilates can be done without any extra equipment and pretty much anywhere.
Working to your own ability is the key to the success of Pilates, modifications can make a workout safe and challenging for a person at any level.
Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercise. Your core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of your abdomen and back. When your core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of your body to support the spine and movement.
As your core strength improves you develop stability throughout your entire torso. This is one of the ways Pilates helps people overcome back pain. As your body is properly stabilized, pressure on your spine is relieved and your body is able to move freely and efficiently.
If you haven’t tried Pilates before and fancy giving it a go then why not come to one of my drop-in classes:
Monday Fittleworth Village Hall 6.15 – 7.15 pm