• Strength and Balance: Top 10 Benefits of Pilates

    Strength and Balance: Top 10 Benefits of Pilates

    Pilates continues to grow in popularity as more people embrace this form of exercise to improve their health and wellbeing. From complete beginners to experienced practitioners, Pilates offers a myriad benefits both for the mind and the body. Let’s take a look at what you can expect when you decide to give Pilates in Melbourne a try.

    Strength and Balance: Top 10 Benefits of Pilates

    Improved flexibility:

    While you don’t need to be flexible to begin with, as you develop your Pilates practice you’ll notice that your range of motion improves as your muscles lengthen.

    Whole body workout:

    The beauty of Pilates is that no muscle is neglected and you’ll truly be working every part of the body. Not only does Pilates target large muscles group, it also works the smaller, rarely used muscles.

    Focus on core strength:

    While Pilates works every muscle of the body, there is a particular focus on core strength and engaging those deep abdominal muscles. With every session, you’ll find your core muscles getting stronger and stronger.

    Eases back pain:

    For sufferers of back pain, particularly lower back pain, you may find some welcome relief with regular Pilates practice as your core stabilises and is better able to support your back muscles.

    Better posture:

    As you simultaneously improve your strength and flexibility in Pilates,  you’ll find that your posture improves as you stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding your spine.

    Injury recovery:

    If you’re suffering from an injury which is making it difficult for you to exercise, Pilates could be perfect solution and is the favoured choice for athletes to assist with injury recovery.

    Less pressure on joints:

    Are you looking for exercise which doesn’t place undue pressure on the joints? Pilates has a reputation for being easy on the joints due to the slow, controlled exercises and lack of impact.

    Enhanced mind and body connection:

    In Pilates, you’ll learn how to use your breathe to transition between the various movements. This helps you become more in tune with your body as you flow between each exercise.

    Reduction in stress:

    With our busy lifestyle, self-care is important and regular Pilates practice allows you to take time out and focus on yourself and your body. This can go a long way in reducing your stress levels.

    Suitable for all levels:

    One of the best things about Pilates is that it’s suitable for all levels, whether you’re new to exercising or a professional athlete. Simply let your teacher know where you’re at and they can modify where needed.

    At Kaya Health Clubs, we offer our members authentic Pilates reformer classes at our Melbourne CBD and Prahran locations. Our experienced teachers are passionate about helping you discover all of the incredible Pilates benefits and can modify exercises for all levels. We also offer complementary introduction to Pilates courses for our members to help you learn the correct form and technique for the best results.

    If you’d like to learn more about our range of reformer Pilates classes, contact Kaya Health Clubs today on 9090 1000 and ask about a complimentary class pass.

    About the Author

    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes