THE BENEFITS OF PILATES

WHAT IS PILATES?

Pilates can be an aerobic and non-aerobic form of exercise. It requires concentration and focus, because you move your body through precise ranges of motion. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Each exercise has a prescribed placement, rhythm and breathing pattern.

In Pilates, your muscles are never worked to exhaustion, so there is no sweating or straining, just intense concentration. The workout consists of a variety of exercise sequences that are performed in low repetitions, usually five to ten times, over a session of 45 to 90 minutes. Mat work and specialised equipment for resistance are used.

how can pilates help me?

  • Improved flexibility

  • Increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)

  • Balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body

  • Enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs

  • Improved stabilization of your spine

  • Improved posture

  • Rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances

  • Improved physical coordination and balance

  • Relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back

  • Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries

  • Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries

  • Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased body awareness

  • Stress management and relaxation.

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​Patriot Pilates by Mariel Rimkus

610B Maryknoll St., Lockport, IL. 60441

(815) 310-0476