This is why Joseph Pilates is the Einstein of fitness!
This is why Pilates is a life changer! I can attest to one of these reasons: freedom from back pain! I personally got into Pilates 40 years ago after a serious back injury. Pilates was a godsend enabling me to avoid surgery and pain meds and resume professional dancing.No other exercise program could have done this for me.
But each of these 7 is a proven reason why Joseph Pilates who first introduced his unique exercise program nearly 100 years ago, is the ‘Einstein of Fitness!’
So take a look and if you haven’t tried Pilates yet, add it to your bucket list!
Pilates is our new go-to exercise for a clear mind and a healthy body. But how can it help you? Read on…
When you’ve had a hard day at work and the gym seems like a chore, there’s one activity which will make you feel relaxed, elated and in seriously fit shape. And it’s not what you think, you filthy lot. Pilates isn’t just a celebrity fad. It really works. And here’s why…
1. Say goodbye to stress
Pilates, and Dynamic Reformer Pilates (that’s the one with the machines as opposed to a mat), has grown in popularity in the UK for a number of reasons. Luke Meessmann at TenPilates says: ‘You feel and see results quickly, which provides great motivation to keep coming. The classes are intense its a full body workout. Not only can you feel the exercises working, but you feel great afterwards an endorphin buzz!
‘Its also time-efficient you can be in, worked out and out again in just over an hour. And last, but not least, its a great stress-buster. Whether first thing in the morning or after a long day at work, Pilates provides a great escape in a fun, small group environment.’
2. Arms like an A-lister
Celebrities consistently credit Pilates as the reason for their toned muscles. Given that the stars often have to plan their days down to the last minute what with all their photoshoots, interviews and meetings, Pilates fits easily into their day. And not only is it a hugely efficient full-body workout, it has many additional benefits, too.
Luke tells us: ‘It builds longer, leaner muscles those red-carpet arms? Yup, Pilates. It improves core strength, flexibility and balance, and corrects posture – making you stand taller and look slimmer!’
We’re all for that.
3. Exercise without the fuss
When going to the gym fills you with dread and you keep putting it off, Pilates lets you tailor your workouts and even complete sessions at home.
Luke says: ‘The ideal way to keep up with your training is to have an instructor design a bespoke programme of exercises for you to keep up with in between your sessions in the studio, and plan a review session every so often to make sure your technique is still sound and you are getting the most out of your training.’
So you might be stretching, but you could do more damage than good. Check you’re performing the moves correctly and in time you’ll be amazed by the results.
For the last 4 reasons go to the complete article at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/545380/x-reasons-why-pilates-will-make-your-life-better.html. Thank you to author Rebecca Martin.