What are the Benefits of Pilates?

What Exactly are the Benefits of Pilates?

People who have not encountered Pilates before often wonder what might the benefits of Pilates be for them. The advantages of incorporating Pilates workouts into your life are numerous, and you can read more about them below. It is a form of exercise that is even endorsed by the NHS as part of their Live Well online guide to fitness.

Pilates for All

Pilates really is suitable for all. It offers something for all ages, and levels of fitness and flexibility. People who practice Pilates find that over time they develop:

  • A stronger, healthier back
  • A more toned, mobile and flexible body
  • A leaner, longer look
  • A flatter stomach
  • A better body shape
  • A better balance between strength and suppleness
  • Better posture
  • A straighter spine
  • A taller gait
  • Easier, fuller movement
  • Better co-ordination
  • Greater body awareness
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Gain without pain
  • Relief from stress
  • General fitness
  • A sense of calm and well-being

With benefits like this, what is stopping you from coming to the studio and trying Pilates for yourself? If you are someone who experiences chronic pain or has experienced injuries perhaps due to other sports, then read below.

Examples of People Who Experience the Benefits of Pilates

Many of our clients come to us because they are experiencing back pain. Unfortunately it is a big problem in today’s society, typically due to our sedentary lifestyle and probably worsened by hunching over computers and smartphones. Pilates is an excellent tool for dealing with back pain, both in acute cases and as a preventative measure. It is also great for people who engage in other sports or who dance. Pilates helps with whole body strength and flexibility, which in turn should lead to less injuries. Due to these advantages, it is well known that a number of professional athletes and dancers utilise Pilates as part of their self-care and exercise regimes.

If you visit our testimonials page, you can read and hear first hand accounts from Pilates Central clients who have already found out the benefits of Pilates.

It is worth noting that, as with many other forms of exercise, developing a regular Pilates practice reaps the most reward. This is why we recommend stopping by the studio to discuss how we may help you start on our Pilates journey. You can contact us via the contact page or to check out the location page for details of how to find us.