The many benefits of Pilates are well documented, and its reputation has grown hugely in recent years. So why is it so popular?
It’s for every body
Whether you are a sports person wanting to improve your performance, a sedentary professional looking to improve your posture or a retiree keen to keep active, Pilates is relevant for everyone. It can be gentle but effective in improving mobility and balance in the older population, or challenging and energising for the more able. Pilates is for everyone, but its benefits become more vital as we age.
Improves posture, ease of movement and coordination
Building better body awareness, or proprioception, is the first step in improving posture. Understanding what good posture is gives the client the ability to correct themselves so that better movement becomes a habit. With improved posture, movement is more fluid, and the body works more efficiently, with less effort required to keep you balanced and coordinated.