By learning to properly recruit the appropriate muscles when exercising or lifting heavy loads, not only can injury be avoided, but strength in the appropriate parts of the body is increased.
Strengthens Core & Pelvic Floor
Pilates focuses on core, pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization, retraining these muscles that support the neck, back, shoulders, and pelvic floor.
Fosters Breathing and Mindfulness
Through coordinated breathing patterns, visualization, and mindfulness, Pilates helps to restore balance and ease to everyday movements. Purposeful breathing patterns can help to restore posture and reduce threat as we often forget to breath when we exercise.
Improves Balance and Posture
Each movement serves a function and attention to detail helps to avoids injury that can take place from unintentional or random movements. Improved posture, balance and coordination is achieved in Pilates through purposeful and targeted movements.