What is Pilates?

The Pilates method was established in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates. It is a system of exercises that uses specialised equipment designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture and mental awareness.

The main focus of Pilates is to reinforce the importance of mind to control all body movements,  ensuring the correct muscles are involved in each movement.

Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles – particularly the transverse abdominus and pelvic floor muscles. These core muscles are important for providing stability for your spine, pelvis and hips, allowing you to move with much greater control and balance.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

  • Increased core strength and muscle tone.
  • Increased mobility of spine and rib cage.
  • Improved flexibility.
  • Improved posture.
  • Improved postural awareness.
  • Improved breathing patterns.
  • Strengthening of pelvic floor.
  • Decreased incidence of back pain.

Pilates is one of the safest forms of exercise available. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.

Want to learn more information about Pilates in Ivanhoe? Contact Relinque Sports & Spinal Group in Ivanhoe now!