Pilates is a great full body work out which focuses on postural alignment and deep abdominal/core strength.
Pilates is a mind body conditioning exercise method designed to help deal with imbalances in the body. It emphasises on good postural alignment of the pelvis, spine and head and targets deep abdominal/core muscles which helps to improve core and pelvic stability. Pilates can be a great full body workout and an addition to your exercise routine whether you love participating in sports, Bootcamps, HIIT, CrossFit, running, or yoga. Practicing regular Pilates can help to develop a more mindful, strong, mobile, lean and energy efficient body.
Pilates for Injuries
Pilates is frequently used to help manage lower back pain, neck pain and other postural issues. Exercises will improve spinal mobility, flexibility of the lower limbs and strengthen the abdominals and core. All important elements for helping and preventing lower back pain. Exercises can be used as part of your rehabilitation alongside physiotherapy and/or as a session on its own.
Pilates and moderate exercise during pregnancy will aim to maintain or reasonably improve your level of fitness. Pilates will help support the body during pregnancy, prepare the body for birth and help recover after birth. Exercises will be modified to be safe and suited for the different stages of pregnancy.
Some of the benefits of Pilates during pregnancy include;
- Maintaining pelvic floor muscles and preventing incontinence
- Reduces occurrence of injuries; pelvic girdle pain and lower back pain
- Improves spinal and pelvic stability
- Improves posture
- Maintains flexibility and mobility
- Maintains muscular strength
- Preparation for labour
- Faster post-natal recovery
Pilates can be an important addition to your exercise routine whether you love participating in sports, Bootcamps, HIIT, CrossFit, running, or yoga. Practicing regular Pilates can help to develop a more mindful, strong, mobile, lean and energy-efficient body.