5 Reasons you should start Pilates

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“Change happens through movement and movement heals”  – Joseph Pilates

If you make one positive lifestyle change this year, let it be Pilates. The Pilates method will teach you how to acquire complete control of your body and optimise your body’s performance. “Correctly executed to the point of subconscious reaction,” Joseph Pilates said, “these exercises will reflect grace and balance in your routine activities.”


Here are 5 reasons you should start Pilates:


  1. Mindfulness:

Pilates is a “complete coordination of the body, mind and spirit”. It forces you to concentrate on correct form and to focus on your breath while executing each movement. Pilates is not a series of mindless exercises, it takes concentration to perform the movements correctly, with ease and grace.


  1. Core activation:

The core, or your “powerhouse,” is the foundation for every exercise in the Pilates method. The core is made up of a number of muscles in your lower back, abdomen, pelvis and hips, including the glutes, deep abdominals and muscles of the pelvic floor. Pilates will train these muscle groups to work in harmony. This will support your spine and keep your body stable and balanced, prevent injuries, and improve your performance in sports and daily activities.


  1. Improved flexibility:

Pilates incorporates a variety of stretching, flowing movements to mobilise your spine and lengthen your muscles. By improving your flexibility you will increase your range of motion and reduce your risk of injury and muscle strain.


  1. Improved posture:

>Pilates targets the deep postural muscles, and promotes elongation through the spine, allowing you to stand taller. The exercises are designed to correct muscle imbalances and realign the body.


  1. Full-body workout:


Now you know the reasons you should start Pilates. Join The Body Refinery Online community and get started on your Pilates journey.  Your body will thank you for it and you will feel and look amazing!

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