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Pilates For Beginners

Pilates For Beginners

The more advanced you get in your Pilates practice the more you can appreciate the foundational movements and principles

If you’ve been practicing Pilates for a while then you know how important and helpful it is to go back to basics. In fact, the more advanced you get in your Pilates practice the more you can appreciate the foundational movements and principles.

Pilates is like an onion.

The more you learn about it, the more you realize there is to know. So going back to the basics after practicing Pilates for a while actually doesn’t feel so basic anymore. There is always more to learn and experience within your own body.

What Pilates IS:

  • a form of exercises invented by Joseph Pilates, originally used to rehabilitate soldiers, later used to train dancers, and eventually spread to the general public due to the effectiveness of the method
  • exercise that focuses on developing a balanced body through strength, flexibility and awareness
  • focused on core training with the understanding that all parts of the body influence the core
  • effective in treating back pain, recovering from injury and reducing stress and anxiety
  • mind/body exercise
  • good for bone healthy and modifiable for osteoporosis
  • focused on precise movements in an effort to maximize efficiency and avoid unnecessary fatigue
  • easily modifiable for all abilities and needs
  • one of the most popular and steadily growing exercises methods out there

What Pilates IS NOT:

  • mindless exercise or a way to go “zone out”
  • focused on going harder to get stronger
  • easy
  • only for women
  • connected to yoga or interchangeable in any way
  • only for your abs
  • about doing 100 reps, squeezing your muscles harder or working to exhaustion
  • a fad