1. A refreshing mind-body workout
By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body.
In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency.
Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back
Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine.
Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility
More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles - the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.
A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
Pilates helps to develop lean muscles and flexibility through a conditioning regimen that emphasizes pelvic and spinal alignment. This allows a better control of breathing, enabling a good supply of oxygen through the muscles while strengthening the abdominal area developing a stronger overall core. Furthermore, Pilates also helps improve coordination and balance. The whole Pilates exercises system is very flexible and allows its different workout variations to progress from a novice stage to a pro stage level. Additionally, you can vary the intensity of Pilates exercises according to your physical conditions and specific needs.
No matter which type of Pilates exercise you choose, a number the benefits to be gained are enormous. Whether you are a beginner or a bona fide pro, you will always find a Pilates workout that best suits your level and individual needs.
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We are a unique fusion of traditional reformer pilates and dynamic strength training to achieve a whole body workout. With the state-of-the-art Allegro 2 Reformer you get all the benefits of traditional pilates packed into an intense, fun, and effective 50 minute workout.
Pilates is a popular exercising program that has been used by millions of people around the world. There are many types of Pilates exercises, and each of them offers a variety of benefits.
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2. Yoga Pilates
Yoga Pilates is based on the practice of yoga. As with the other types of Pilates mentioned above, this one focuses on core strength and flexibility, emphasizing the attention to breathing at a more tranquil pace.
3. Reformer Pilates
You'd probably recognize the Pilates reformer even if you've never used one. It's a hulking machine that consists of a sliding carriage rigged with springs, bars, and straps. On this apparatus, you lie, kneel, stand and sit to create a balanced body and strong core — or "powerhouse," as creator Joseph Pilates called it.
The reformer may look like another fitness fad, but it's endured since the early 1900s, when Pilates first cobbled a version together for bedridden patients to exercise, despite their illnesses. The reformer kicks up the positives a Mat Pilates program provides, including better back health, flexibility, and body awareness. Regular reformer workouts offer other unique benefits, too.
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