- Pilates is a unique form of exercise that involves both the mind and body and helps to increase the core strength and stability of the entire body by targeting the deep muscles of the body.
- Pilates is a form of exercise that does not overstrain the body and employs slow and controlled movements.
- Pilates helps to strengthen the core muscles of the body and prevent injuries, which are caused due to weak muscles.
- Pilates helps to cool the nerves. Pilates involves deep breathing and greatly helps to keep a person relaxed to cope with everyday tensions.
- Pilates exercises are done while actually thinking about the exercise that is being performed and how it affects the body. Over time, the mind starts to understand the body better and makes it more efficient and balanced.
- Pilates also targets muscles and joints that are used for everyday activities such as sitting, walking, carrying loads and bending. Pilates teaches how to perform bodily movements in a way that is correct while avoiding injury.
- One of the main benefits of Pilates is strengthening the muscles of the torso and adding stability to the body.
Some of the immediate exercises of Pilates are:
- Better body coordination
- Strengthening the core muscles of the body
- Boosting the confidence of the individual
- Slowing down the aging process and allowing the individual to feel young and energetic
- Preventing overuse and strain on the joints of the body
- Improving the mental focus
- Reduction in the level of stress through deep breathing
- Improvement in lifestyle
- Strengthening the body to meet the challenges of a modern lifestyle
The core muscles of the body (Pilates Powerhouse):
- The abdominal muscles
- The muscles of the back
- The pelvic floor muscles
- Exercises to target the torso
- Exercises to target the back
- Exercises done while seated
- Exercises done while kneeling
Members should bring:
- An exercise mat (yoga mat)
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Pilates is done in bare feet