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Pilates to Stretch & Strengthen
Pilates is a multi-faceted system of exercise and movement that is designed for the unique needs and goals of individuals. It is a universal fitness regimen that can benefit the healthy and the injured, the young and the old, and of course, men and women. It is a system of movement created by Joseph Pilates with specific principles and concepts that re-educates bodies to move naturally and easily.
Joseph Pilates created spring-based equipment and mat work exercises to be coordinated with the breath to help re-pattern the neuro-muscular system for optimal health. Pilates concepts and principles integrate the “symphony of small and large muscle groups” to work together for proper joint function. Joseph Pilates intended his exercises to be taught primarily one-on-one to ensure that his clients received profound results through mastery of his principles, which can be very subtle in the beginning.
Over time, chronic lower abdominal weakness and unbalanced workout routines can manifest themselves through such symptoms as back pain, instability, and inflexibility, especially in the hamstring.
Pilates addresses core strengthening and stretching principles, both of which are an effective way to prevent and treat injuries.
I would like to introduce myself, my name is Jennifer Klein, I am a licensed Physical Therapist. I received my degree and license here in Texas and I am also licensed in Colorado. I am also a certified Pilates instructor. I excel in helping others meet their rehabilitative and fitness goals.
Many of my clients sit all week in a chair or car or plane; then on the weekends they play a sport, tennis, soccer, golf, which requires them to move side to side and twist. The result is often a pulled groins, hurt knees, and strained backs. Pilates teaches men and women how to stabilize their center first by strengthen their lower abdominal muscles which are often overlooked with the regular sit up performed at the gym. This then allows men and women to move their legs and arms on a stable body, to play sports or take something heavy off the top shelf, while firing strong core muscles that, in turn, support and protect the back.
The body awareness that is developed in Pilates is so different from what one acquires in with a typical gym workout; this heightened awareness often translates into less injuries sustained during weekend sports.
Both professional athletes and weekend warriors can wind up hurting themselves from simply not having the knowledge of how to engage the right muscles to move more efficiently.
Whether your goal is to address a sustained injury, pain, or improve physique, strength and flexibility, Pilates is an effective way to accomplish all of the above.
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