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Benefits of Pilates

Benefits of Pilates

Pilates offers benefits to almost everyone. We help women and men of all ages and body types with a range of concerns or general fitness goals. Pilates is a form of controlled movement that does not discriminate in its accessibility and effectiveness. We welcome you into our Brighton studio to discover the unique benefits of what is true pilates.

Pilates is a wonderfully efficient low-impact, toning and strength training method that works for people of all fitness levels and abilities. A unique system, pilates tones your muscles while lengthening and providing strength and flexibility. Results can be fast, particularly with regular sessions. Those who attend classes several times a week see remarkable results within a couple of months.

Pilates is gaining popularity with seniors for good reason. Many older adults find that their balance, flexibility and strength diminish over time. With pilates, active seniors enjoy the ability to modify exercises to suit their needs, and are discovering greater control over their bodies, better balance and increased levels of strength, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina, and wellbeing.

Our modern lifestyles unfortunately include excessive computer work, driving, prolonged sitting and stress, wreaking havoc with our necks. Pilates is an effective antidote – there is no doubt pilates rehabilitation exercises coupled with stretching can have a significant impact on reducing the pain.

Golfers are often surprised to know just how beneficial pilates exercises can be to their game. Rotation, balance and stability are key to golfing success and pilates exercises improve balance, flexibility and control, helping golfers avoid injury and improve their game.

As Pilates instructors, we know how important the muscles of the pelvic floor are and the right way to keep them in optimal health. With specific pilates exercises, our instructors are highly specialised to help you learn about, use and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

While running is great cardiovascular fitness, it can exacerbate or create imbalances in the body. Pilates is an excellent complement to any runner’s routine as it can provide essential balance by strengthening muscles that are not relied on directly for running while stretching and rehabilitating those muscles that are.

Back pain is a common problem that brings people to the studio. These can range from disc bulge, poor posture, degenerative change or ligament or muscle sprain. Working closely with chiropractors and with onsite X-Ray facilities, many of our clients have seen significant improvements through the powerful combination of chiropractic and pilates.

The shoulder joint is an extremely mobile joint that relies on strong muscle control to keep it healthy and stable. Once injured it is important to start rehabilitating the shoulder as soon as possible. As with neck pain, pilates is a recommended activity for shoulder rehabilitation in most cases.

Pilates is one of the safest and most effective forms of exercise you can do while pregnant. Pilates exercises are purposefully designed, to: re-align your posture, tighten your tummy muscles, strengthen your pelvic floor, diminish back ache, challenge your balance, tone your arms, legs and bum, keep your cortisol (stress hormones) levels in check, eliminate sciatica, help reduce water, ease labour, contribute to a faster recovery after your baby is born and give you the confidence to enjoy your body. Wow!

Change happens through movement and movement heals.“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

- Joseph Pilates