With many of us with more time at home than before, it’s never been a better time to try something new.
With many of us with more time at home than before, it’s never been a better time to try something new. If you can start something that you enjoy and that is good for you, then the benefits are two-fold and we think an online Pilates class can tick both of those boxes. Not convinced? Read on to see the top 3 reasons you should give it a try!
Pilates is A Whole-Body Exercise
Unlike other forms of exercise, Pilates is relatively low impact and so is less likely to result in an injury, making it perfect for beginners, older people or even those who have an existing injury or condition. The moves are designed to target the entire body, focussing on core strength which in turn directly impacts the strength of your limbs, tendons and muscles all over your body!
Pilates Encourages Flexibility
Even the fittest and most active amongst us are guilty of abandoning mobility and flexibility work when it comes to their exercise regime, but these two traits are far more important than you may realise. As we exercise, we shorten our muscles and the fibres within them, which over time can lead to tightness and even seizing up. Regularly practising Pilates can help to lengthen muscles, improve flexibility and reduce tightness both in the short and long term.
Pilates Increases Energy
While it might seem paradoxical that exercising more results in more energy, it is true! Pilates gets the breath and circulation moving and stimulates the spine and muscles, flooding the body with endorphins and feel good hormones, which improves energy levels, reduces stress and boosts mood, all while boosting your morale and encouraging you to do it all over again.
If you’d like to try a Pilates class, we are now running our online. They’re tailored for different fitness levels and our Physiotherapy led sessions run 6 days per week, so they’re adaptable for different fitness levels.