It’s Easy on Your Joints
Pilates uses slow and controlled movements against resistance which places minimal impact on your joints. It takes the pressure off of your back and knees.
It Hones Your Focus
Pilates urges you to focus on 1) your breath, 2) your body, and 3) how they move together. It takes a lot of concentration, that means you’re forced to forget about work, bills, and the rest for a full hour.
It Improves Your Sports Performance
When you start focusing on your core, you realise that all of your muscles are connected through your core. Try doing lunges without your abdominals. With a stronger core, you can run faster, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve. Plus by working in small groups or one-on-one with a Pilates instructor, you can learn moves that mimic and improve performance in your sport of choice.
It Makes You More Flexible
I always hear people saying, I’ve never been flexible, I can’t do Pilates. But that’s exactly why they should be doing it. When you’re tight, you shorten your muscle and limit your body’s range of motion, she says. At best, that can hurt your exercise performance, at worst, it can cause injury.
It Boosts Your Brainpower
Joseph Pilates called his workout method “the thinking man’s exercise.” It could very well be. When Chinese researchers measured changes in women’s brain activity after 10 weeks of Pilates training, they found an increase in the brain’s alpha peak power, which is related to neural network activity, memory performance, and other cognitive functions. Researchers believe Pilates may even hold potential as a treatment option for people with brain-degenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunctions.
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