Pilates is a fantastic regime to incorporate into your weekly schedule as it improves your balance, core strength, stability and more. It’s a complete health and fitness system which strengthens both your body and your mind. Here are some of the benefits that you can get from Pilates.

  • IMPROVED POSTURE
    • One of the main benefits of practicing Pilates regularly is that it improves your posture. All the exercises you perform in Pilates classes promote proper skeletal alignment. In addition to this, they strengthen the muscles which are responsible for good posture.
  • BETTER BALANCE
    • A further benefit of Pilates is that many of the exercises boost your balance. This improved balance has many practical benefits in your day-to-day life and helps you to better coordinate your movements, reduces your risk of falling, makes you more agile, increases your reaction times and much more.
  • REDUCED INJURY RISK
    • As mentioned above, Pilates does an excellent job of boosting your posture and strengthening your muscles. It also strengthens your joints and improves your flexibility. This enhanced physical state makes you much less likely to get injured both during exercise and generally as you go about your day-to-day life.
  • INCREASED STRENGTH
    • Pilates strengthens all the muscles in your body by using a combination of dynamic and static strength training. The structure of Pilates exercises also ensures that all the muscles in your body targeted and that no muscle groups are ignored. The best part is that Pilates develop functional strength and endurance which can be applied in you day to day life.
  • ENHANCED CORE STABILITY
    • One of the six principles of Pilates is centering. This principle states that strength should be developed from the inside out and that every moment should begin from the core and flow outward to the limbs. Performing the movements in this way strengthens the deep muscles in your abdomen, lower back and pelvic floor and provides the rest of your body with the stability it needs to function effectively.
  •  IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY
    • As already mentioned, Pilates workouts involve numerous dynamic movements. These dynamic movements gently stretch and lengthen your muscles while also increasing the range of motion in your joints which ultimately boosts your overall flexibility. This improved flexibility has several related health benefits which include reduced muscle soreness, enhanced blood flow, reduced injury risk and much more.
  • HEALTHIER BLOOD
    • Pilates boosts your blood in three main ways. First, the improved posture and flexibility that comes with practicing Pilates on a regular basis enhances your circulation. Second, the reduced stress that you’ll experience as a result of Pilates will help lower your blood pressure. Finally, the controlled breathing techniques that are part of Pilates ensure that your blood is fully oxygenated.
  • INCREASED MENTAL FITNESS
    • Two of the main principles of Pilates are breathing and concentration and these two principles help you to develop mental focus and fitness as you complete your workouts.
  • GREATER STAMINA
    • One final benefit of Pilates is that it improves your stamina. Traditional strength training generally involves lifting heavy weights for short periods of time. However, Pilates involves longer flowing sequences of exercises that constantly engage your muscles and build up your endurance. This improved stamina has a positive effect on your overall energy levels and allows you to exercise at a greater intensity for longer without becoming fatigued.