5 Reasons Pilates Is Better Than Any Other Exercise Method
And I’ll bet you haven’t heard these. They are true and rarely spoken!
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Reason number 2 and 3 are so incredibly important especially as we get older. These two reasons alone are why the creator of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, is the ‘Einsten of Fitness.’
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5 Great (And Unexpected) Reasons To Do Pilates
We all know Pilates make your body look tight and toned but so much more can be had from doing a regular practice.
Check out these surprising benefits:
1. You’ll have a better golf swing.
Pilates move the body in all directions. Because most of us sit all day, it is important to do exercises, like Pilates, that rotate the spine. Golfers benefit from having a flexible spine. The same can be said about the shoulders. Typical exercises work the muscles around the shoulders which can leave them feeling tight. Pilates strengthen the shoulder muscles around the joint, encouraging shoulder joint mobility.
2. You’ll build better bones.
As Pilates instructor Cassie Piasecki explains: “My clients love the part of my classes when we “jump.” Jumping is done while lying on your back. There is a jump board connected to the Pilates Reformer machine, and you jump on it the same as you would jump on a trampoline. Jumping is a bone-building, impact exercise. Since you are laying down on the Reformer, there is little to no pressure being put on the spine, reducing the risk of injury often seen in traditional impact exercises.”
3. Your balance will improve dramatically.
In a class setting, the majority of exercises will be done on a Pilates reformer. These exercises can have varying degrees of difficulty. Maybe you begin with one foot on the floor and the other on the reformer. And as you improve your balance, you will be able to move into more difficult positions.
We really like number 4 – to read this one and another go to http://www.bodyrock.tv/fitness/5-great-unexpected-reasons-pilates.