WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to lengthen and strengthen the muscles and improve posture, without stressing the joints or the heart. Pilates is one of the safest forms of exercise available.
The benefits of it are a stronger, healthier back, a more toned and flexible body, a flatter stomach, better posture, a straighter spine, better coordination, greater body awareness, injury rehabilitation, and relief from stress
Mat Pilates can be tailored to your personal fitness levels and is therefore suitable for both beginners and those that feel ready to try out more advanced moves.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOGA AND PILATES?
Yoga and Pilates are both low-impact, low intensity and all-inclusive workouts that focus on using bodyweight resistance. Both workouts can increase overall health, leading to a better quality of life.
Yoga combines physical activity and mindful emphasis. It focuses on flexibility, strengthening your joints and has a strong spiritual connection.
Pilates is a type of workout that aims to stretch and strengthen the whole body in order to boost flexibility, increase muscle strength, improve posture and balance, and release stress.
IS PILATES ONLY FOR WOMEN?
Far from it. Pilates, after all, was invented by a man, Joseph Pilates, originally for his own benefit – and was only later adapted for women. Moreover, men tend to be less flexible than women, and so need Pilates even more.
CAN ANYONE DO PILATES?
Pilates classes are open to all, regardless of age or fitness level. There are, however, certain situations where you may need to take some precautions. These include, pregnancy, spinal issues and any injuries. If any of these are the case, I recommend consulting your GP before participating. Let me know of any issues that may be present and so I can suggest modified options