There are many benefits of block pilates, why don’t you come along to one of our classes, and find out for yourself
Helps lengthen your muscles and increase your range of motion. The more frequently you practice Pilates, the better your flexibility can be. Consistent stretching over time can help improve range of motion.
INCREASES MUSCLE STRENGTH AND TONE
Your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks ‘the power house’. Maintaining core engaged during a Pilates workout, helps to work the abdominal muscles deeper and more effectively. This constant tension keeps the core muscles lean and build better endurance and strength.
The lateral breathing patterns practiced in Pilates not only improves breathing during your workouts, but it also improves blood circulation in the body.
There is an attention and focus required in doing the exercises through control and precision, a focus that changes your bodily movement awareness. Giving greater awareness of the function of the spine, muscles and joints.
IMPROVES BODY AWARENESS
Pilates gives you a greater understanding of your posture when you sit or stand, as well as everyday movements. This helps you become better able to relate those habits to the aches and pains and injuries you have or have had in the past, so that you can alleviate or even prevent future aches and pains.
EINFORCES STRONG, MOBILE JOINTS
Pilates lengthens and strengthens your muscles, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. This means less risk for weak or stiff joints.
CONDITIONS THE WHOLE BODY
Pilates is a whole workout; all muscles are equally trained; this low impact workout is easy on the joints. Your whole body is evenly balanced and conditioned.
IMPROVES AEROBIC CONDITIONING
Pilates increases lung capacity and circulation through the deep breathing done during each move and exercise.