What You Need To Know About Pilates

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There are so many people today that are very engrossed in this one particular
exercise program - Pilates.

Pilates is a fitness activity that makes one's body more flexible, stronger and more
coordinated without the effect of making muscles larger. Joseph H. Pilates is the
inventor of such fitness exercise. His inspiration in the creation of the exercise is
his drive to have a stronger body and healthier condition and also with the
principles of concentration, precision, control, breathing, and flowing movements.

Basically, there are two methods to do Pilates. One of these types is the mat
exercise. Today, most people focus on the mat exercises, which require only a
floor mat and training. The movements are done in such a way that the body
utilizes its own weight as a resistance. The next type makes use of machine to
tone and strengthen the muscles of the body.

Whatever method you use to do the exercise program, you can be sure to reap
the following benefits. Pilates helps keep
the muscles of the body loose and flexible
which is important so that your body can be
free from any injuries. Other than that, the
program also doesn't make your muscles
larger since you only have to stretch them
to make them leaner and stronger. Other
than that, Pilates also gives support to the
spine, keeping you away from spine
conditions like slipped disks. One more very
good reason why a lot have been hooked to
Pilates is that it aids one to become more in tune with his or her own body. This is
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brought about by the truth that Pilates allows you to get to know your body even
more thus allowing you to create more coordinated actions. Pilates can also help
you emotionally. This happens because when you make the Pilates moves, you
get to be more peaceful and serene.
Another advantage is that you get to
be relieved from stress during the
extension of the muscles. Lastly,
Pilates can help you burn some
calories. Pilates is essentially not for
weight loss however in the process of
extending and stretching, you get to
eliminate the unwanted weight.

If you are interested in Pilates, you better get some lessons. A lot of Pilates
studios are available today that give you very good exercise programs. A great
illustration of a Pilate's studio is Pilates Teddington which offers value for money
Pilates programs given by only the best Pilates teachers.

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