If at the age of thirty you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at sixty you are supple and strong, you are young.
Pilates improves posture and balances strength and flexibility by re-training the body to move in new, pain-free ways. It improves physical performance and the way you move. It counters chronic effects from prolonged sitting at work or from constantly using technology: computers, phones, phones, games, TV — and prevents injury and pain from travel and commuting. Pilates is a fluid method of training, vs. a typical “exercise” regimen. It increases sports performance, whether a weekend warrior or an elite professional.
Pilates is invaluable for overall fitness and wellness. It brings a sense of well-being and makes a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body. Pilates is mindful movement that can positively change lives.
Developing the athletes core…the deep abdominal muscles including the transverse abdominis, the inner and outer obliques, and the muscles closest to the spine such as the psoas major, quadrus laborium and the interspinales, makes the athlete agile, and helps prevent injury.
Athletes are discovering that Pilates will provide them with a competitive edge:
Hit the Ball Further- focusing on balance and core strength
Run Faster- by improving gait
Jump Higher- increasing trunk stability and core strength
Pitcher / Quarterback -correct muscle imbalances from repetitive movement
Ice Skaters/ Dancers -prevent Injury by improving core strength and emphasizing proper stretching