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Our latest blog explores the many benefits of Pilates for beginners. Discover how it can build core strength, improve flexibility & fitness, and more.

Pilates has become a popular fitness trend, and for good reason. This low-impact exercise method offers a multitude of benefits, ranging from improved core strength and flexibility to better posture and injury prevention. However, if you're new to Pilates, it can be daunting to know where to begin. In this blog, we’ve provided a basic understanding of Pilates for beginners, and highlighted its potential to build a strong foundation for your overall fitness journey.

What is Pilates?

Developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, Pilates focuses on strengthening your core muscles (including your deep abdominal and back muscles) while improving your flexibility and coordination. Exercises are typically performed on a mat or using specialised equipment such as reformers and stability balls. A key principle of Pilates is the emphasis on mindful movement, ensuring proper form and breathing techniques throughout each exercise.

Benefits of Pilates for Beginners

Pilates offers a variety of benefits that can be particularly advantageous for beginners, including:

  • Improved Core Strength: A strong core is essential for good posture, stability, and overall fitness. Pilates exercises target your core muscles, helping you develop a strong foundation for all physical activities.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: Tight muscles can limit your movement and increase your risk of injury. Pilates stretches and lengthens your muscles, promoting greater flexibility and a wider range of motion.
  • Body Awareness: Pilates emphasises controlled and mindful movements. This focus helps you develop a heightened awareness of your body and its alignment, leading to better posture and movement patterns.
  • Injury Prevention: Strong core muscles and improved flexibility contribute significantly to preventing common injuries. Pilates can help you build resilience and reduce your risk of getting hurt during exercise or daily activities.

Getting Started with Pilates in Newcastle

Here at Gosforth Physio & Wellness, we offer a variety of Pilates classes in Newcastle which are specifically designed for beginners. Our qualified instructors will guide you through the basic principles of Pilates in a safe and supportive environment.

Book your class online today, or contact our team to learn more about our Pilates classes in Newcastle, and take the first step towards building a strong foundation for your fitness journey.

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