Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body, regardless of your fitness background.
Pilates is a low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving posture and flexibility. Pilates exercises primarily targets the core muscles, including the abdominals, hips, inner and outer thighs, and the back, although the exercises work other areas of your body as well. All exercises can be broken down into various levels to suit the individual and classes can cater for the beginner through to the more advanced.
It can be particularly beneficial for those who have suffered from back injuries or are generally feeling stiff and weak. It is helpful to incorporate the principles of Pilates in to everyday life. By improving your posture and using your core when doing activities around the house or garden, you can really make a huge difference to injury prevention as well as enabling you to be able to do more of what you love.
Pilates also compliments other fitness pursuits because it prepares your body to move better in every way. Adding it into your routine will help you lift heavier weights, run faster, swim with better form and much more.