Have you ever thought how hard could pilates be?
When I attented Pilates class, I thought It is very easy. First lesson later, I didn’t feel good physically and mentally. Especially when you attend group class, you may be discouraged. Because some people are naturally more flexible or they attend that class for a long time that’s why they are good at it.
I am not flexible even for a little bit and it was very difficult for me. I attended pilates and yoga classes many times later I stopped.
Pilates is challenging because it uses a series of strengthening, stretching and breathing exercises that active your core muscle. People who do pilates, looks longer and leaner.
There are different types of pilates such as mat pilates and reformer. In reformer pilates, you use a machine with a bed like frame, a set of springs and a platform. Exercises on the reformar are the same as mat pilates but performed with the added resistance of the reformers tools.
Pilates is very challenging but has many benefits for physical and mental well being.
In today’s post, I would like to share benefits of pilates
Body Awareness and Control
When you do pilates, you challenged to stay aware of your posture, movement and breah. Pilates is all about controlled movements.
Pilates workouts strengthen muscles and make you fixes posture problem.
Pilates incorporates stretching which make you more flexible and strong.
Pilates actives core muscles such as abdomen.A regular pilates worout keep your core strong and firm.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
According to studies, women who were overweight lost weight in 2 months.
Pilates helps you lose weight because it focuses on building lean muscles.
Improve Sleep Quality
According to researches, pilates improves sleep.
When you do pilates, you focus a workout. You need to be sure that your body and breath are in sync. This boosts your concentration in the movement.
According to researches, pilates help you relax and reduce stress.
It Counts as Cardio
Pilates (especially the reformer one) inculdes cardiovascular exercise.
Improves Sports Performance
Pilates improves balance by strengthening muscles.. A few weeks after, you will be notice especially when you do sinle leg bodyweight exercises.
Have you ever tried Pilates? Let me know it below