Pilates is effective at preventing injuries through involving muscles in the hips, back, core, abdominal, and pelvics. Pilates helps to develop better posture, flexibility, and body symmetry while challenging your core strength.
Pilates exercises do not require a lot of repetitions to feel the effects. The exercises I select for each client are specific to their rehab, fitness, or sport specific needs. Pilates exercises requires focus on getting the brain to fire the correct muscles for a particular activity. Pilates emphasizes the concept of a strong center that provides the core stability your body needs during daily activity. Your inner core muscles brace and support your lower spine during Pilates exercises while outer core muscles move your trunk – bending your spine forward and backward, rotating, and side bending. This is how your body moves during daily activity as well.
Exercises performed on the Pilates Reformer makes muscle imbalance exercises abnormal movement patterns easier to identify. The effects of Pilates training can lead to improved posture, increased flexibility, strength, power, and endurance.