Why Practice Pilates?
Pilates is a mind-body system created by Joseph Pilates that focuses on building core strength, balanced muscle development, proper posture and alignment, and flexibility. Pilates provides a full-body experience that works every muscle while simultaneously creating a balance of mobility and stability for whatever your life goals may be—from rehabilitation to athletes, and everything in between.
Working the muscles through the full range of motion assists in creating long, lean muscle tissue. Being low-impact and having available modifications and equipment makes Pilates the perfect match for any body.
Pilates work can be done on a mat, or with specially designed equipment that use springs as resistance as well as body weight. The use of springs gives an added element of stabilizing for every exercise as well as increased resistance the further the spring gets stretched. The Pilates Universal reformer, chair, arc, Trapeze table, Pedipole, and ladder barrel are a few of the pieces available at Waveforms Pilates.
“In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, in 30 sessions, you will be on your way to having a whole new body.” – Joseph Pilates
Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s as a means to help rehabilitate wounded soldiers during World War 1. He emphasised that in order to stay healthy and avoid sickness, we must stay moving. If your leg was broken, you could work your arms and upper body. He invented his equipment to facilitate any body, with any injury or condition.
Pilates for Every Body
Pilates remains true to this today, anyone can do the work, and there are options for any condition. Many physical therapists recommend Pilates as exercise post-physical therapy practice to continue to reinforce the work they had began.
Pilates for Athletes
Many professional athletes and dancers find Pilates helps their agility and core strength. It also helps athletes maintain flexibility and balanced muscles. Runners love the work because it’s low-to-no impact, while still offering resistance training.
Low Impact for Joint Health
Active older adults, training athletes, and populations with special exercise considerations enjoy the low impact resistance training Pilates provides. It keeps joints healthy and serves as a great compliment to other high-impact activities or maintain mobility. Pilates works to strengthen the muscles needed for the physical activities you partake in, balance strength in the weaker muscles that you do not use as frequently, and stretch tight or overused muscles–creating overall muscle strength and flexibility.
Curious to not just know more about Pilates, but feel the difference for yourself? First Mat Class is always free for local residents or schedule a your first 55 minute consultation appointment for a 40% discount for a one-on-one equipment session today!