Is Pilates right for me?

You may have heard that Pilates is a wonderful low-impact exercise that focuses on core strength, flexibility, and balance. You may have even heard people rave about what Pilates has done for them. But if you’ve never done Pilates before, you may be wondering if it’s truly as fantastic as people say it is.

Pilates is incredibly beneficial for many people

Pilates is a great workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. But it’s especially beneficial for people with back pain, neck pain, or other injuries. In fact, Pilates can leave to a better overall wellness. Here’s what it can do for you:

  • Improve your core strength by bettering your posture, reducing back pain, and increasing stability.
  • Increase your flexibility and range of motion, which helps your joints move more fluidly and decreases your risk of injury.
  • Reduce back and neck pain by enhancing joint mobility and improving the deep muscles that can help with nerve control, balance, spinal control, and strength.
  • Improve balance and coordination, which is important for living a long, healthy life.
  • Increase muscle tone, allowing you to build leaner muscles and increase your basal metabolic rate that helps you burn calories.
  • Reduce stress due to a focus on controlled breathing and mindful movement.

How do you know if Pilates is right for you?

At Aligned Pilates, we believe Pilates is a great option for anyone. But in particular, it’s perfect for anyone who needs a low-impact, full-body workout. Our focus is to provide you with strengthening exercises that will also elongate the spine, joints, and muscles, and give you more flexibility and balance.

You should always consult with a doctor before beginning any exercise regimen. Your physician may ask you to avoid any type of exercise if you’ve had a recent injury or surgery, or if you have certain medical conditions like severe osteoporosis or heart disease. However, Pilates is excellent at helping prevent many health issues while strengthening your mind and overall wellness.

How to get started with Pilates

If you’re interested in trying Pilates, Aligned Pilates is here to help you begin your journey. Our teachers are highly qualified and we offer a variety of classes for everything from beginners to seasoned pros.

The key is to listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard. Most importantly, be patient and consistent with your practice. The Aligned team will have your back every step of the way.

Book with us today

If you’re looking for a new workout challenge, make Pilates part of your consideration. Check out Aligned Pilates classes and book with us today.

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