What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise similar to yoga, involving a series of movements which concentrates on core strength, posture, balance, and flexibility. Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected, and practicing Pilates has been proven to improve overall wellbeing as well as general fitness.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Practicing Pilates on a regular basis provides plenty of well-rounded benefits. ‘The beauty of Pilates is that anyone, at any age can get started. Through the controlled and progressive movements you can totally reshape your body’ ‘I love that it employs a rounded technique for both men and women.’
‘One important factor to remember is that strength is not bulk,’ ‘It is easy to get confused between the two since a lot of people nowadays lift heavyweights in the gym. Pilates makes you stop and think about what you are doing. By focusing the mind, regulating your breathing and making use of internal resistance it is an extremely powerful way to tone the body.’
Stop by the Fit1 Pilates studio right across the parking lot from the Fit1 gym and take your free class today!