Gain Strength with Pilates! How Exactly Does It Work?

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When practiced regularly and correctly, Pilates will, literally change the way you move, look and feel. That’s a promise!

Major benefits of Pilates:

  • Improved flexibility

  • Greater strength and muscle tone

  • Improved breathing and circulation

  • Reduced stress levels

  • Energising, weight loss, solid core muscles.

How does it achieve these results?

Pilates starts by targeting the core stabilising muscles of the body. Once these are isolated and activated we then move on to more dynamic and functional exercises, having to maintain stability whilst working the larger more commonly known muscles.

Pilates works on strengthening and toning the entire body. It is one of the most effective forms of exercise to change the body shape and tone up because it targets all the muscles in the body.

Pilates corrects muscle imbalances by strengthening any muscles that may be weak and stretching those that are tight. Once identified we can then concentrate on correcting them. As a result it improves posture. It also teaches and emphasises correct posture as this must be maintained throughout every exercise.

Pilates Pete

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