4 Great reasons to do pilates
Most of us want to be able to fit in more exercise, either slim down, tone up or get stronger, and alleviate niggling back/shoulder/ankle pains that have gone unresolved for too long.
THE EXERCISE FOR EVERYONE! PILATES IS A GENTLE FORM OF EXERCISE THAT'S OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO KEEP THEMSELVES HEALTHY.
Totally beginner friendly
There's no age limit or fitness requirement for doing pilates. If it's been a while since you did any kind of sport, don't worry. Right now, tonight or tomorrow morning, you can start Pilates – and in the comfort of your own home if you want. All you really need are some comfy clothing, then accessories such as a gym ball, elastic band and mat.
Time to tone
Pilates uses all of your muscle groups (abdominals, back muscles, glutes) and it won’t be long before you notice them becoming more toned. In a nutshell, Pilates involves performing movements fluidly, slowly and with perfect control, as well as working on your breathing. This will help you build up your core muscles and lose a few inches too.
Relieve your back
Pilates involves performing broad movements with a perfectly aligned spine. It's a way of training your body by working the muscles that support you and fighting your number one enemy: back pain. In time, you'll learn to naturally straighten your back and hold yourself more upright.
Enjoy your moments practicing Pilates with your children. But pay attention to the proper position of the pelvis, ribs, shoulder blades, and head and neck to stabilize the core muscles while doing Pilates.
Mommy can also relieve muscle tension and cultivate children's concentration and creativity through parent-child interaction, as our children are energetic. Our kids can bring you energy.
Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to take up Pilates, which is why it's becoming so popular. Pilates is practical and accessible, so that’s the fear of starting taken care of, and once you do you’ll notice not just how much more flexible and strong you are but your improved sense of wellbeing. A quarter of an hour in the morning, at any time during the day, or just before bed will help you create your own little zen bubble and take your mind off the stresses of work or life. Sounds good, doesn’t it?