There are more than a million people in Australia who practice Pilates, so you’ve probably met a few of them. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics; “Perspectives on Sport” Report Mat Pilates is predominantly undertaken by younger women (15-34 years) and women aged 35-54 years. And if you’ve wondered why they do it, there are three simple benefits.
Pilates focuses on strengthening the body’s core muscles, making sure that when you move, you do so with the right muscles. It can aid posture and increase flexibility, plus it gives you the benefit of regular exercise.
Pilates will help you to breathe better and has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and lift your mood.
There’s something to be said for the camaraderie of a fitness class and the great thing about a Mat Pilates class is that you’ll be able to bond over the experience far more than you would if you were gasping through introductions after an intense workout.
At Relinque Sports and Spinal Group, we offer 5 types of Mat Pilates, which means there’s a perfect selection for everyone from first-timers all the way through to the most experienced.
If you’ve had no previous experience with Pilates then this is perfect for you. The classes are a great introduction to basic core muscle activation and strengthening exercises.
Beginner One Classes
A slightly more challenging group session for individuals who have completed at least one term of Pilates recently and have good control and ability to contract their core muscles.
A more advanced and challenging class for individuals who have good control and strength in the core muscles, and have probably completed two terms of Pilates.
Intermediate One Classes
Perfect for those who are working toward mastering more advanced Pilates exercises.
A one hour Pilates class aimed at toning the stomach, hips and thighs, strengthening the core, improving spinal movement, posture and flexibility. Great for all levels of strength and abilities, and great fun.
There really are plenty of benefits to Mat Pilates. If you’d like to know more about the classes Relinque Sports and Spinal Group run, give us a call on 03 9499 9644.