Great for Weight Loss, Reduce Stress and Chronic Lower Back Pain
Pilates classes are popping up everywhere as people are more aware of the health benefits of Pilates. Pilates is a system of exercises, designed to improve physical strength, which leads to weight loss, flexibility, and posture which is great for chronic lower back pain and enhance mental awareness to reduce stress. Some Pilates classes use special apparatus or Pilates equipment and some don’t. Either method of Pilates will provide great health benefits.
Pilates for Weight Loss
Essentially any exercise helps you burn calories. A more intense exercise like running or cycling will make you burn more calories and lose weight faster but adding a couple of Pilates classes to your workout routine a week will tone your muscles and will give you a more defined look which will essentially help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Pilates for Chronic Lower Back Pain
With Pilates main focus on the core muscles of the body which are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor, the benefits of Pilates related to chronic lower back pain is great. We rely on these muscles to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement. When we have strong core muscles the frame of our body is supported which the neck and shoulders can relax, and the rest of the muscles and joints are free to move as they are intended to. Before getting involved in Pilates classes, it is always advisable to check with your physician first especially if you have ailments like chronic lower back pain. It is also important to check that the potential instructor has received proper training in Pilates and that the trainer understands any specific back problems or concerns you may have.
Learning how to properly breathe and be in tune with each Pilates movement, Pilates can help anxiety, reduce stress and bring down your heart rate. Pilates helps you control your body and ultimately eases symptoms of physical and mental stress. Pilates can help you cope with challenging situations, which is especially important for those with anxiety. It is also a great method to boost energy and gain mental focus.
If you are looking for Pilates classes in the Preston area, give Advanced Health a call at 03 9484 9185. Whether you are just starting out, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates suitable for all. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts are tailored to each individual needs.
At Advanced Health in Preston, we perform an initial assessment with our Pilates instructor as all our Pilates programs are carefully crafted to ensure that your particular goals are reached.
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