What are the benefits of Pilates?
Regular Pilates can help with all of the following:
All the exercises performed in Pilates classes help to promote skeletal alignment. In addition, they strengthen the muscles which are responsible for good posture.
Many Pilates exercises help to improve balance, this has many practical benefits in your day to day life, such as improved movement co-ordination, increasing agility and reaction times, to name a few.
Reduced injury risk
As mentioned, Pilates does an excellent job of improving posture, as well as strengthening your muscles. It also strengthens joints and improves flexibility. These things combined can help reduce injury that could be picked up doing other sports, or indeed during day to day life.
Enhanced core stability
One of the 6 Pilates Principles is ‘centering’, meaning that all the exercises begin with core engagement. Performing the exercises in this way means that the deep muscles in the abdomen, lower back and pelvic floor are strengthened, so providing the body with a good level of stability.
Pilates involves dynamic movements. This means that muscles are gently stretched and lengthened, which increases the range of movement in the joints, which increases your overall flexibility.
Pilates strengthens all the muscles in the body by using a combination of dynamic and static strength training, and no muscles get left out! One of the best things about Pilates is that functional strength is developed as well as muscle endurance which can then benefit day to day life!
Where to find us...
Classes are held at:
- Kibworth Osteopaths & Pilates
- Unit 17
- The Manor
- Main Street
- Tur Langton
- LE8 0PJ
Class times are:
- Tuesdays:19:00 - 20:00
- Thursdays:13:15 - 14:15
More times will be added soon.
Class sizes are 8 participants per class, and cost £8.90 per class. One-to-one classes are also available at £17.
To avoid disappointment, I request that participants ‘book their mat’ for a 6 week block (total payment for a 6 week block is £53.40). However, if after 2 sessions you decide that Pilates is not for you, you will be refunded for the classes that have not been used. Classes missed for prolonged illness or injury are also refunded (2 or more).