Today everyone is talking about Pilates! What is it? What are the benefits? I hear you ask.
Equipment Pilates uses spring-loaded machines that allow resistance to be almost infinitely altered. Exercises are individually programmed in a multitude of positions and sequences. Equipment Pilates provides the perfect low-level muscle education program but can be designed to challenge anyone at any level.
Benefits of the Pilates include increased:
- Muscle tone
Pilates is appropriate for senior fitness, and it is fast gaining popularity. The ability to modify exercises to meet differing needs makes Pilates an inviting senior exercise program.
Increased control and stability is crucial for older adults as it can help improve functional movement, including balance and posture. As people get older, loss of balance and strength is common. Pilates increases strength and flexibility in both the core and the legs, which positively affects balance. This, along with basic fitness benefits, can help reduce the risk of falls. Pilates is also a great way for older adults to rehabilitate from osteoarthritis or surgical procedures like a hip/knee/back/shoulder surgery.
As you can see the benefits of equipment Pilates are numerous and all levels of fitness or physical ability can benefit greatly from this form of exercise or rehabilitation. Many of our clients report improvements in pain, strength/tone, balance, every day function, and overall wellbeing. At 360 Degrees our Pilates studio has state of the art equipment and there are no more than 3 people per class. Call the studio on (07) 5572 6222 for more information. We can’t wait to meet you!