EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT FROM PILATES
Because the exercises are tailored to an individuals needs or abilities, there are no age restrictions or limits according to ability. Motions are gradually organized, depending on the level of each person. Anyone wanting to improve their posture or flexibility will enjoy the benefits of Pilates, as will anyone wanting to change the contours of their body and lengthen muscles.
PILATES FOR RECOVERY = KINETOLATES
Pilates is world renowned as a great method of injury rehabilitation. People suffering from serious illness or injury should consult their doctor first.
Pilates is effective in rehabilitation therapy because it focuses on controlled movements and breathing that greatly release pain, stiffness, and rigid joints. Pilates is also a popular choice for rehabilitation therapy because it is very versatile. Almost any move can be adjusted for the needs of the patient. The method is called KINETOLATES.
PILATES PRE and POST NATAL
With its emphasis on stretching, strengthening, and alignment, Pilates is ideal during and after pregnancy. Classic Pilates exercises are modified to address the changes and challenges that are inherent and unique to pregnancy and postpartum.
PRENATAL PILATES gently increases abdominal strength, providing support for the weight of the baby, and prepares the body for labor by strengthening the pelvic floor and increasing the body’s stamina.
Specific emphasis is placed on conscious breathing and proper posture, which improves circulation, aids in relaxation, and relieves aches and pains.
POSTNATAL PILATES is designed to strengthen pelvic floor and abdominal and deep muscles, to help you regain your pre-pregnancy fitness and energy.
PILATES FOR ATHLETES AND SPORT ENTHUSIASTS
Athletes in particular reap extraordinary benefits from regular Pilates, and tend to notice immeasurable improvement after only a few Pilates sessions. Their technique and performance becomes more controlled and precise as they become stronger.
The Pilates exercises work towards strengthening the core muscles of the body, as well as the supporting muscle groups. It’s common for people who have athletic lifestyles or who participate in sports (especially competitively) to focus on only the major or ‘obvious’ muscles groups while training. Oftentimes repeating the same training rituals over and over again in order to perfect their goals, thus important supporting muscles are neglected, and core strength training is commonly ignored. This results in a weak body as a whole with lots of ‘compensating’. This means less than optimum athletic performance and to make matters worse, will often lead to injury at some point.
An experienced Pilates teacher will identify weakness in the body and areas where the body is compensating or lacking in stability, and will tailor exercises to build strength in these areas and restabilize and re-align the body. The result is greater total body strength and when the body works as a whole, it works smarter, not harder, and performs better!
The Pilates Method has been used and for years and is still used by professional athletes and celebrities, such as Tiger Woods, Madonna, Kobe Bryant, Angelina Jolie and Miley Cyrus, to name a few.