Pilates is a form of exercise that involves repetitive movements performed either on a yoga mat or on specialised equipment such as a reformer, trapeze table, ladder barrel, and multi chair. These exercises focus on developing muscular strength in the core, which promotes and supports everyday movements. But why is Pilates good for your body, and what sets it apart from other forms of exercise?
Firstly, like other forms of exercise, Pilates can improve your overall well-being. Exercise releases endorphins, which are feel-good hormones that improve mood and create a feeling of positivity. Pilates often focuses on the concentration of breathing, which can help decrease stress and improve your ability to focus.
What sets Pilates apart from other forms of exercise is that it’s suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender, size, current fitness capacity, and overall well-being. At Core Physiotherapy, our Pilates-inspired PhysioEx classes are individually tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that they suit your fitness and lifestyle requirements. If you have any concerns about past or present injuries, our physiotherapists can modify your program to help build strength, balance, and mobility. We also offer classes for pre and post-natal clients who are looking to improve muscular strength and decrease pain throughout their pregnancy.
Another benefit of Pilates is that it promotes core strength. Your core muscles, which include those in your back, abdomen, and pelvic floor, support your posture and stabilise your body. People with poor core strength often suffer from neck and back pain, as the core is the powerhouse of the body.
If Pilates interests you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to speak to one of our friendly receptionists about beginning your fitness journey! At Core Physiotherapy, we are committed to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals through personalised Pilates programs and physiotherapy services.
This blog was written by Charlotte Upton (Office Manager), from our Adelaide CBD Practice.