Pilates

Pilates Classes In Cape Town

Pilates is physical therapy for both fitness and rehabilitation to suit anyone at any fitness level. The full-body workout focuses on strength and flexibility training methods using a wide variety of props including foam rollers, stability balls, flex bands and fitness circles to strengthen, stretch and stabilising key muscles.

Originally created during World War I to aid injured soldiers in rehabilitation, the Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level. Based around fewer, more precise movements, the system requires control and technique rather than increased repetition; building strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine, rather than on bulking and shortening the muscles. These can be used in combination with other exercises in warm-up and stretching.

Pilates therapy is extremely beneficial for the alleviation and prevention of back, neck and joint pain, for pre- and post-birth strengthening, strengthening the pelvic floor, and improving bone density, lung capacity and breathing technique.

For complete and total body conditioning; mental and physical health are both equally important. 

The Benefits of Pilates

Spinal alignment

When muscles are unbalanced, the spine experiences stress as a result. Pilates exercises create uniform muscle use and development, allowing for the movement to flow through the body naturally.

Core Strength

Pilates helps in strengthening your abdomen and pelvis. This assists in the process of toning and strengthening your core. 

Muscle targeting

Pilates focuses on bettering the whole body and helps build different muscles. This process helps to build different kinds of muscles than lifting weights. Be able to develop lean muscles with pilates exercises that will create a stronger inner and outer frame.

Coordination and balance

Pilates helps in the lengthening and stretching of major muscle groups inside your body. This is done in a balanced manner so that there are no muscle imbalances within the body during this process

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