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Using Pilates To Relieve Or Avoid Back Pain

Many individuals use Pilate’s to help relieve back pain or to avoid back pain. Back pain usually happens because of structural imbalances that lead to back pain. Lack of core support, instability in the pelvic region, muscular imbalances, having poor posture and a lack of body awareness can also lead...

The Many Ways You Can Learn Pilates

Did you realize that there is more to learning Pilates than taking classes? There are other ways that you can learn the fitness craze known as the Pilates method. Not every method is going to inspire everyone. Some methods will just fit your lifestyle better than others. Who doesn’t like choices?...

Children Can Benefit From Pilates

Kids today are growing increasingly lazier and fatter due to sedentary lifestyles. Fast food is becoming the main staple of food in homes too busy with work and extra-curricular activities to cook a real meal. Watching too much television and playing video games has become the preferred activity for kids...

Are You New To Pilates

Many of us have heard about Pilates, after all it is getting pretty popular with all age groups. If you have not been a part of a Pilate’s class and are about to embark on this exciting experience you may be interested in some tips that will help you to prepare for what you will experience. Pilates is...

Five Basic Pilates Exercises To Get You Started

Pilates can take some time to understand given the different exercises, concentration, focus and body awareness that all must come together in a cohesive way. And if you are just getting started, Pilates can appear daunting at first. However, with some practice, you will develop better posture, have greater...

Why Do Those Who Practice Pilates

Have you ever wondered why it is that those who have been practicing Pilates for any length of time have such trim bodies? The principals of Pilates are responsible for getting your body in shape. The eight principals are what the exercises of Pilates focus upon. The Pilates method can be used to lose...

Adjusting The Intensity Of Your Pilates Workout To Compensate For Limitations

Pilates is the perfect exercise regime for you as it allows for modifications based on your physical infirmities or limitations. If the original Pilates exercise is too difficult of a pose for you, you can modify it until your body is able and ready to accommodate the true pose. If you have a good Pilates...

Defining Standing Pilates And Understanding Its Benefits

Standing Pilates is an adapted form of regular Pilates mat exercises that are transcended to the upright, mobile position. This form of Pilates provides you will a direct relationship between the mat exercises of traditional Pilates and movements you do in every day life. Many proponents believe that...

Pilates For The Elderly

Individuals who are over 60 years of age can also benefit from Pilates exercises. They just need to use some precautions especially if Pilates is a new exercise program for them. Whenever an individual has health concerns, is overweight or elderly they should always check with a doctor before starting any...

The Benefits And Challenges Of Pilates

People of all sporting disciplines and various walks of life are hearing about the benefits of Pilates. You likely hear about football and tennis players and other athletes incorporating Pilates into their regular workout routines just as much as regular people who just want to be physically fit. Many...

What Can Pilates Do For You

The method of exercises known as Pilates has become very popular over the years for many reasons. Individuals who hear of others using the system of exercises or those who watch videos or read about the exercises become excited about the many benefits that are possible not only for the body but for the mind...

Prepping For That First Pilates Class

Your first Pilates class could be a bit intimidating your first time. You will likely see some weird looking machines that you just can’t imagine how you would be able to manipulate unless you had a course in medieval machine torture. Rest assured that with a little practice, those machines will give...

The Many Ways Kids And Teens Can Benefit

Pilates is not just for adults. Children and teens can benefit from learning and practicing the Pilates method of exercising for strong bodies and flexibility. Schools are even getting involved with teaching Pilates to school-aged kids. Local YMCA and even daycares are seeing the benefits of getting...

Arthritis Sufferers Can Do Pilates With Success

Joseph Pilates created his fitness program as a why to help rehabilitate soldiers who were injured in World War I. It was such a success that it was adopted by many athletes including dancers who saw the potential of Pilates exercise to create a balanced, poised and sleek body. Pilates is enjoying a...

Better Back Health With A Pilates Regiment

Pilates has quickly become a revolutionary exercise regiment, especially for people who need a low impact workout due to back injury or some other rehabilitation. Pilates focuses on the core muscles in the trunk – spine, hips and back – that help your body maintain its balance and key support...
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