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Pilates Practice at the Studio

Pilates

 

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a low-impact exercise system that focuses on strengthening muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Originating from the early 20th century, Pilates emphasises core strength, controlled movements, and mindful breathing. Suitable for all fitness levels, Pilates is known for its ability to enhance overall physical fitness and well-being.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Core Strength: Targets and strengthens the core muscles, including the abdomen, lower back, and hips.

  • Flexibility: Improves overall flexibility and joint mobility.

  • Posture: Promotes better posture and alignment through balanced muscle development.

  • Balance and Coordination: Enhances body awareness and coordination.

  • Low-Impact: Gentle on the joints while providing an effective full-body workout.

 

What to Bring and What to Wear

  • What to Bring: A Pilates mat (thicker than a yoga mat for more cushioning), a water bottle, and a towel. You might also bring resistance bands or small Pilates props if you use them.

  • What to Wear: Comfortable, fitted clothing that allows for a full range of movement. Avoid overly loose clothing to ensure proper form visibility. Pilates is usually practiced barefoot or with grip socks for stability.

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