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9 Big Benefits Of A Pilates Workout

Pilates is an exercise method based on the work of Joseph Pilates. This is a full-body exercise system that emphasizes body alignment and correct breathing. With the help of an instructor, clients perform strength, flexibility and range of motion exercises on a mat or specially designed equipment. Pilates engages the mind and the body.

Its focus is on strengthening the “powerhouse” to execute the exercises, which are designed to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and improve posture. The method involves concentration and the coordination of breath and movement, thereby helping to balance mind and body.

The benefits of Pilates include:

-Improved posture and flexibility 

-Lean, toned body

-Strengthened core muscles

-Improved concentration, balance and coordination

-Improved focus and mind/body awareness

-A flexible spine

-Increased confidence and physical strength

-A loss of inches when combined with proper diet

Benefits of regular exercise increase the quality of sleep, reduce stress, and increase vitality and energy.

Pilates has become mainstream today. Professional golfers, basketball players and models alike use this form of conditioning. Pilates can benefit people with special conditions, and improve posture and stability.

“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference and in 30 you will have a new body.” - Joseph Pilates

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