Health Benefits of Pilates Part 3

In the 1920’s, a man by the name of Joseph Pilates observed people doing yoga, and animals moving how they naturally do at the zoo and came up with a series of movements that allow a human to stretch and build muscle that he called pilates. Pilates is considered to be a “low-impact, big result” workout regimen. It was intended to be a workout for dancers with injuries. Knowing it’s intended purpose it should come as no surprise that the series of movement works out the entire body but also tends to focus more on the core muscles and balance.

Here are a some health benefits of Pilates :

  • Healthier Blood – Pilates boosts your blood in there main ways. First, the improved posture and flexibility that comes with practising Pilates on a regular basis enhances your circulation. Second, the reduced stress that you’ll experience as a result of Pilates will help lower your blood pressure. Finally, the controlled breathing techniques that are part of Pilates ensure that your blood is fully oxygenated.
  • Increases Mental Fitness – Two of the main principles of Pilates are breathing and concentration and these two principles help you to develop mental focus and fitness as you complete your workouts. This improved mental fitness has numerous benefits which include reduced stress levels, increased happiness and more.
  • Greater Stamina – One final benefit of Pilates is that it improves your stamina. Traditional strength training generally involves lifting heavy weights for short periods of time. However, pilates involved longer flowing sequences of exercises that constantly engage your muscles and build up your endurance. This improved stamina has a positive effect on your overall energy levels and allows you to exercise at a greater intensity for longer without becoming fatigued.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. moragnoffke says:

    I do pilates and I love it.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad to know that. Want a strong, toned, and functional core? Pilates is a great way to start. This low-impact workout combines flexibility, strength, and endurance in exercises that can be done either on a mat or using a reformer in class.

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  2. I would have dismissed pilates as not physical enough. However, reading this post has completely changed my perspective and left me blown away just how beneficial it is.

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    1. GS says:

      Wow glad you want to give it a try. Thank you for reading the post. Regards

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      1. And thank you for providing such valuable information. I am sure many more will find this post helpful.

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome

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  3. Can’t go wrong with Pilates!

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    1. GS says:

      Yup it is the best for core strength and flexibility:)

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  4. I love it and got into shape doing a simple Pilares DVD after having my kid in the early 2000s. About to break it out again!

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    1. GS says:

      Great going. I hope you synchronise your movements with breathing. As you exhale you should empty your lungs fully and allow relaxation of the muscles and ribcage. This pilates breathing system of inhalation and exhalation allows the gas exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide to occur effectively and minimises any build up of muscular tension.

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  5. I used to teach Pilate’s. Great core exercise and can be advanced to different levels.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes Sandy. Practitioners say regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.

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  6. I fo yoga regularly..should try pilates too..thanks for this info..

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. You will enjoy Pilates if you like Yoga.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

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  7. stayfitstayhappy9 says:

    Great post!

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post

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    1. GS says:

      In 10 sessions you will feel better, in 20 you will look better, and in 30 you will have a whole new body. If you are doing 2-3 classes a week, you should start to see results in 10-12 weeks. If you attend one class a week, you will still see results but it might take longer.

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