What is Clinical Pilates?

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If there’s one exercise style that we know how to do properly it’s Clinical Pilates!

If there’s one exercise style that has taken the fitness world by storm in the last decade, it’s Pilates. Everyone is doing it — from dancers to footballers — and the benefits are said to be as much mental as they are physical.

So should you give it a go? YES!! Why is it so good for you?

When our muscles are weak they make compensations for each other which lead to instability and injury. Take your back for instance: if your posture is bad, your lower back and hips will then adjust themselves accordingly which means they’re essentially out of whack.

Clinical Pilates encourages you to think about how you perform everyday movements. It heightens your body awareness which in turn improves your overall agility, flexibility and strength. It helps you ensure your body is working at its optimal level all the time. What is a class like?

Clinical Pilates is a very intense movement class that incorporates workouts for your abdominal, leg, arm and back muscles. The classes usually run for around 60 minutes and aim to work all areas of your body. We use the very latest Clinical Pilates machines which allow people to do the Pilates moves using a pulley-system of resistance.

What are the benefits?

Muscle tone, increased strength and flexibility and improved overall mobility and precision at which you move. It’s perfect for people who like a meditative element in their exercise regimes. Clinical Pilates will give you more of a holistic result than most other exercises regimes. It will make you focus on your breathing which is great for improving circulation and relieving stress. It’s a fantastic way to balance out your health and wellbeing.

Is Pilates suitable for me if I have an injury or if I am pregnant?

Clinical Pilates is actually great for people with many injuries, weak muscles and particularly bad posture because it encourages you to strengthen your problem areas in a relaxed and low impact way. It is advisable that anyone with serious injuries consults their Physiotherapist first. Pregnant women should also get the okay from their doctor before proceeding.

Give us a call on 4972 0947 or pop in for more information or to book in for your first FREE Clinical Pilates class!


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