Research published in 2011 defines Pilates as a mind–body exercise that encompasses strength, core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing (Wells et al, 2012).
I have been a Physiotherapist now for 8 years, teaching Pilates for 2 years and playing National level hockey. Below are some of my favourite parts of Pilates classes, both teaching and participating in them weekly.
– The calmness that it brings to your body and breathing
– The control you need to gain to improve and seeing the improvements
– How much you begin to understand your body, its immobility, weaknesses and strengths
– The challenge to move in ways you didn’t realise were possible
– How daily life, postures, trainings, stressors can affect how we move
– The balance it brings each day by taking time to be mindful and calm before returning to reality
– Feeling my tummy and bum muscles working!!Read More