Pilates has become a popular buzz word in the last decade. It seems like there are new studios popping up all over the place. The truth is, pilates has been around for a very long time. It’s founder, Joseph Pilates developed it in the 1920s. So why has is all of a sudden gained popularity? Why is it so widely praised, who is this style of exercise for and what can be gained from this exercise style? There are many health benefits of pilates. It can be suited to all body types, all fitness levels and all genders and ages. Here are 11 different health benefits of pilates.
Pilates can give you more energy
Because each pilates class focuses heavily on the breath, you’ll be ensuring you’re maximising every inhale and exhale. You’ll be making your lungs wore more efficiently during the workout, and training them for better breathing outside of the studio. Because you’re also focusing on correct form and technique, over time you’ll be sitting better, engaging the right muscles and breathing better. All of this combined results in less energy wastage and a boost to your mental health as well as physical, making you feel more energised more often!
Low impact makes it perfect for anyone with skeletal injuries/conditions
Our reformer machines are super low impact, and we focus on specific exercises to engage different muscles. This means we can work around specific injuries or conditions by adjusting the exercise to suit your body.
It can reduce lower back pain by strengthening your core muscles
Lower back pain can mean that you have a weak core. This is because your back muscles compensate for the lack of strength in the core and end up taking more of the daily load. By strengthening your core (the main focus in pilates), you will be able to balance out some of the strain on the lower back.
Attending as little as 2 times per week can build lean muscle mass
Training on the reformers as little as two times per week can build lean muscle mass. Because reformer pilates allows you to increase resistance and difficulty as you progress, you’ll be adding strengthening your muscles as you go.
Pilates is an exercise style that truly does suit every body type, age group and fitness level. Reformer Pilates is a particularly favorable style of Pilates to try as a beginner as the low impact exercises combined with the support of the Reformer machine allow for a full body workout that delivers results in a short period of time.
Do you want to join us on your pilates journey? Call or email us to find the right class and location for you. Joining the Rebalance Family means more than just a workout. We care about your wellbeing and have a supportive environment. We prioritise your wellbeing and provide a sanctuary for you to come and relax. Workout. But workout with purpose with us!
Written by Shari Milneros – Strathpine Partner