Formed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, It is a method of low impact exercise that strengthens core muscles and improves endurance. It emphasizes on proper posture alignment, which very similar to Chiropractic philosophy that spine alignment is the key to optimum health. Besides, Pilates strengthens the core muscles.
It bases on consistency, control, breath. Pilates improves flexibility yet build strength and develops power and endurance in the entire body. It is one the best way to improve core strength, prevent low back pain, improves balance. Its routine combines breath and control and stress on correct posture, which is why it is an excellent choice of exercise for spine rehabilitation.
Pilates isn’t just for fitness fanatics. It’s a great way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance, and flexibility.
Can beginners do Pilates?
Pilates seems to be only for professional dancers or professional athletes. While dancers first adopted Pilates, they aren’t the only ones who can benefit from Pilates.
There is a misperception is that Pilates requires specialized equipment such as a reformer, Wunda Chair, or other material.
But don’t let those machines intimidate you. Pilates done on a Mat is also a great way of exercises.
What are some of the benefits of Pilates?
By practicing regularly, you can achieve several health benefits, including:
Improved core strength and stability
Improved posture and balance
Prevention and treatment of back pain
Joseph Pilates says: “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.”
Is Pilates for everyone?
Pilates can provide a complete strength training and stability program, or it can be modified to give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout. Your instructor knows how to change the program to fit your needs; that is important to take at least 4-10 sessions of Private before jumping into a group pilates class.
If you’re starting after a long hibernation, it’s a good idea first to make sure your clinician clears you, second take your time and start with the slow program and gradually increase the intensity of your workout.
Make sure before any group fitness classes, to let your instructor know if you have any conditions or previous injuries.
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Is Pilates fit into a total fitness program?
Pilates is a great strength training workout, be mindful that Pilates isn’t aerobic exercise. You’ll also need to include aerobic activities to get the maximum benefit for your health. Dr.Gilak offers' Pilates based core strengthening and Chiropractic in Newport Beach CA. combing the two system is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy, flexible and strong spine.