The benefits of Pilates - to You and to Me

Do you suffer from back pain or have an acute or chronic injury? Do you want to tone your body or lose weight? Want to feel better mentally and or physically? Well, those are just a few reasons why you might want to start Pilates training.

First, let me explain why Im such a believer in Pilates. Then, Ill explain how Pilates can benefit you.

I was first introduced to Pilates in 2000. That first experience was okay but just okay. Then, nine years later, I was reintroduced to Pilates after I fell and injured my ribs. I began to work with one of my co-workers, Candice Brueck, MPT, ATC, an amazing physical therapist. Shes the one who really turned me on to Pilates. I knew after having a couple physical therapy sessions with Candice, working on the Pilates reformer, it was going to help my rib issue. But more than that, I felt strongly that Pilates was going to play a key role in my professional career. It was going to help me help other people with their acute and/or chronic injuries as well as toning, weight loss and overall well-being.

I am forever grateful for having Candice show me how rehabilitative and amazing Pilates really is, especially, when dealing with an acute or chronic injury.

So, what is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.

There are two basic forms of Pilates:

Mat-Based Pilates: This is a series of exercises performed on the floor using gravity and your own body weight or the use of resistance bands to provide resistance. Mat, foam roller, and small props can be used as well.

Equipment-Based Pilates: This includes specific equipment against spring-loaded resistance, including the Reformer, which is a movable carriage that you push and pull along its tracks. Some of Pilates include barrel and chair equipment, and weights such as dumbbells that offer resistance to the muscles.

Benefits of Pilates

Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body.

  1. It can help you increase muscular strength & tone
  2. Improve concentration & mental clarity
  3. Improve posture
  4. Improve balance
  5. Improve flexibility
  6. Help you recover from an acute or chronic injury
  7. Stress management & relaxation
  8. Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  9. Increase core (abdominal) strength
  10. Improved breathing & lung capacity

Ive seen Pilates work on my own body and on the bodies of many other people, in many beneficial ways. Let me help you become a Pilates believer, like me.

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I look forward to training with you soon!

Living your best life,