While there may be no such thing as a fountain of youth, Pilates is one form of exercise that is enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. When performed correctly under the right supervision, Pilates can be the source of improvements in body awareness, flexibility, core abdominal strength, posture, range of motion and more. Whether your focus is on performance, fun and games or eliminating the pains of everyday life, let’s talk about what Pilates can do for you.
Are you slouching now while reading this article? If you’re like many among us you are unaware for the habits that cause you aches, pains and injuries and are wondering why you have a chronic tweak in your neck, shoulder, back or worse. Pilates can help reeducate your mind and body and give you self-awareness. A certified instructor has the right eye to evaluate what you need to concentrate on to retrain your body after decades of tightness, injury or repetitive stress. Like a plant, you can bloom, but only if the roots are strong. That’s why the foundation of Pilates begins with body awareness that refreshes your spirit as well as core stomach muscles that change your body.