In the 1920s, the exercise coach Joseph Pilates introduced Pilates to the United States to help injured athletes and dancers safely resume their sport or exercise and stay healthy. Since then, Pilates has adapted to the needs of the wider community. Pilates can be aerobic and non-aerobic exercise. It requires concentration because you can move your body with precise range of motion. The Pilates machine extends and stretches all major muscle groups in the body in a balanced manner. It needs to concentrate on finding a central point to control your body through exercise. Each exercise or sport has a defined position, rhythm and breathing style.
Pilates has the ability to improve muscle and posture strength, uniting the body and mind, and is based on three main elements of exercise, breathing control and meditation. In Pilates, your muscles are never exhausted, so you don’t sweat or get tired, just concentrate. Exercise includes a variety of exercise sequences that are performed with low repeatability over a period of 45 to 90 minutes, typically 5 to 10 times. Work with felt pads and dedicated resistance equipment.
The Pilates method is taught to suit everyone and the exercise is re-evaluated periodically to ensure they are suitable for the person. Due to personal attention, this method can be suitable for everyone, from elite athletes to people with reduced mobility, pregnant women and people with low fitness levels.
Take classes at the Pilates professional studio, physiotherapy clinic or your local leisure facility or community centre. Of course, Pilates can be done at home. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting any new fitness program, especially if you are already suffering from a health condition or have not exercised too much for a long time.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PILATES EXERCISE
Pilates exercise is more than just burning calories and controlling fat. It has many health benefits.
- Increase flexibility: Stretching and exercising on the reformer helps to lengthen the muscles and increase the range of motion. The higher the frequency of practicing Pilates, the better the flexibility. Over time, continuous stretching can help improve your range of motion, making your body feel more relaxed and even improving the performance of other exercises.
- Enhance muscle strength and tone: During the Pilates exercise, your abdominal muscles, lower back, and buttocks (the “core muscles” of the body) remain contracted and active. This constant tension helps keep the core muscles tilted and increases endurance and strength.
- Improve breathing: Paying careful attention to the breathing patterns practiced in Pilates can not only improve the breathing pattern during exercise, but also improve blood circulation in the body. With proper deep breathing, the blood can better transport oxygen to the proper muscles and organs, cleaning up the toxins in the body, providing a fresh, invigorating feeling and helping the muscles to recover better.
- Improve posture: No matter what daily activities you are doing, whether you are cooking, brushing your teeth, carrying groceries, Pilates will make you more aware of your abdomen and ability to pull your shoulders to maintain a good posture. Align with the spine. You need to pay attention and focus when you practice smoothly, even in the classroom.
- Physical and mental control: All exercises are done under control, as the muscles try to lift up against gravity and the resistance of the device bounces to control the movement of the body and equipment. This can help your body control external forces rather than controlling the body’s external forces.
- Promote body awareness: With Pilates, you can be more aware of your posture and daily exercise while sitting or standing. This can help you better connect these habits with the pain and pain you have experienced in the past or in the past, thus reducing or even preventing future pain and suffering.
- Strengthen strong joints: Pilates stretches and strengthens muscles, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. This means less risk of joint weakness or stiffness and helps prevent arthritis.
- Adjust your body: In Pilates every part of the body, from head to toe, receives the same training. Your entire muscle tissue is in a balanced and balanced state, making it easier for you to enjoy your daily activities and sports activities, get better performance and reduce the risk of injury.
- Improve aerobic conditions: Pilates increases lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing during each exercise and exercise.
- Establish a better balance: Practicing Pilates on a stability ball or reformer improves body coordination and balance and improves posture.