There’s no better time than the present!
Pilates caters for everyone, from beginner to advanced. You can perform exercises using your own body weight, or with the help of various pieces of equipment.
Joseph Pilates most certainly designed one of the best forms of exercise. It brings exercise back to basics, and gives you a foundation of understanding the happenings within the body during any movement. We target specific muscles, wake up lazy ones and make your body stronger as a whole. The best part of pilates is that anyone and everyone can do it. Men, women, old and young, it is perfect for everyone.
The Main Benefits:
Pilates should be added to all training routines. Whether you are training for a marathon, cycle race, triathlon or a golf game, Pilates should be part of your weekly training. If you are not competing professionally, Pilates is still crucial. You will be amazed how your body responds when add pilates to your routine.
why is your core so important?
Your core is a key element in any movement. A weak core means the body needs to compensate and injuries may occur. Your core needs to be engaged at all times, and especially during exercise. A strong core allows you to be able to function better on a daily basis, increase your endurance capacity and give you a competitive edge with a better recovery.
why repetitions are always low
In Pilates, repetitions low because ultimately quality is better than quantity. It is better to have 10 perfect repetitions than 30/40 half-hearted repetitions as the body gets tired. Slow and controlled is key. Momentum may be used in certain exercises, but control is vital. As soon as you increase the speed, the risk of losing your form is high. Once form is lost, the body compensates and that’s when injuries can occur. Always ask yourself: what muscle am I working? What do I need to do in order to activate it? Also, if it’s not working, What am I doing wrong?