Smart moves are in! There are many ways to enrich your workouts. One is by challenging your balance in space. That is why many chose Pilates because it helps you first recognize your differences so you know what to improve on. Building awareness is the first step to progressing. Gradually you will find the answer to supplement your learning once you get going.
The main event in Pilates is moving! There are several things that will enlighten you and get you motivated to book at any Pilates class:
- Pilates is focused around refining your muscles, teaching them new awareness within movements and your balance. Once you get the hang of it, opt for a more challenging higher impact alternative like springboard Pilates to give your workout an intense twist.
- Pilates exercises will work on your strength in other ways. The resistance in Pilates class is meant to be moderate so you can focus on lengthening the muscle groups, allowing you to build strength and flexibility. Additionally, the prolonged periods of time you are holding movements with that moderate resistance will have you feeling challenged in no time.
- Pilates are not geared for women only. Actually the male founder of Pilates invented this workout as a physical training series for the armed forces and law enforcement. If you think about it, having balance, flexibility and laser focus into your body awareness is exactly what you need to protect yourself and others. Think of it as your own personal ninja training.
- Being not coordinated is a deterrent to try Pilates. Every one of us has a starting point in every type of workout, and Pilates is no different. Pilates classes are generally much smaller in attendance to allow the instructor to give more attention to each student. Since many of the exercises require you to focus more closely on movement, you will be able to learn more effectively with close guidance from your instructor. The primary goal of Pilates is to build coordination and balance from head to toe, so if you are feeling “less than” in this department, it is definitely the class for you.
If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. Known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look, Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace. As a full-body fitness method, Pilates will ensure that what you practice will be taken into your everyday life!
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