Have you ever wondered why Pilates is so popular today? There’s Pilates for beginners, pilates for men and women, pilates for runners, pilates for seniors and more. Your colleagues are all doing it. That friend who injured themselves a few months ago is now using Pilates for rehab. Then, you chat to your pregnant friend, and find out she’s doing Pilates too! Even your parents and grandparents may be attending the occasional Pilates class. All you have to do is search the web for a workout that gets results and fits around a busy schedule, and Pilates pops up high on the recommended list. So, why is everyone doing Pilates? Is it really a health and fitness solution for all?
The real beauty is that Pilates is designed for anyone with a body.
Pilates focuses on building core strength, developing coordination and balance, improving flexibility and enhancing overall body alignment and posture. These are important for everyone.
What makes Pilates different from other exercises is its adaptability to accommodate all different fitness levels and needs. You can easily modify your Pilates practice in so many ways to make it suitable for your own personal fitness goals and abilities – no matter whether you’re an athlete or someone who has never worked out before.
Because Pilates is built on the principles of healthy, natural movement for the human body, it really does work for everyone.
Here’s why and how.
There are a wide range of classes available for Pilates, making it less intimidating and more accessible for beginners. Having professional instructors can also help first-timers adjust and get the most out of the workout in ways that suit them.
Pilates strengthens and tones muscles, which allows people to perform more dynamic workouts and burn more calories.
While Pilates is often associated with women, it caters to men just as well. In fact, Pilates was invented by a man, Joseph Pilates. Pilates develops and improves factors that play an important part of men’s health and fitness, such as core strength, flexibility, balance and ease of movement.
Women love Pilates because it’s enjoyable and helps them feel great. Pilates focuses on toning the muscles to look leaner, while improving posture and overall confidence.
If you are pregnant, Pilates can help strengthen your tummy, minimise your back pains, support your pelvic floor muscles, improve your balance and control your breathing – all of which can help your body manage and prepare for childbirth.
Pilates for older women and men? Definitely! While other exercises can place too much pressure or be too difficult, Pilates can be easily tailored to fit their abilities and fitness needs. It’s also a good exercise to help prevent osteoporosis, while keeping seniors fit and active.
Core strength developed in Pilates helps to boost a runner’s coordination and stabilise both the upper and lower body to produce and control forward momentum better.
Pilates strengthens the core to help your body be more balanced, stable and well-coordinated, reducing your risk of falling and becoming injured.
Like any other exercise, Pilates releases endorphins that aids in improving your mood. Pilates also focuses on deep breathing patterns which calms the mind.
Pilates classes are available that cater to groups, allowing you to interact and learn from other people who have the same fitness goals as you. If you haven’t tried participating in group exercises before, Pilates offers you a fantastic opportunity!
Exercising in groups is not only fun and social – it also gives you that extra bit of motivation to work out, as you’ll be in a more energetic and enjoyable environment.
It also makes you feel accountable when you know there are others who are involved in your progress, just like you’re involved in theirs. A little bit of friendly competition is great to help you stay committed.
Most importantly, exercising in groups provides you with a strong support system of people who will help guide you towards achieving your fitness goals.
We offer energetic workout sessions tailored to help you get healthy and fit, no matter who you are or what you do. So, there’s no excuse for holding yourself back.
Our Pilates classes will help improve your physical and mental wellbeing, while offering you all the benefits mentioned above.
Whoever you are and whatever your ability, there’s a KX Pilates class that’s perfect for you.
Whether you’ve tried Pilates before or you’re just a beginner, there’s nothing to get nervous about. You can rest assured knowing that you have professional Pilates trainers to guide you throughout your fitness journey.
KX Pilates also offers a modern approach to Reformer Pilates, through high intensity, body-toning workouts in just 50 minutes.
If you want to do your workout in private, in a group or in a specialised way, we’re here to get you those results you’re aiming for.
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