Pilates promotes mobility and strength of all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion, whilst also having a key focus on the deep core muscles. It improves posture, flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness!
PILATES FOR MEN
Why Pilates works well for Men
Consider this…Pilates was started by a Man, Joseph Pilates, and it’s been a training vehicle for elite athletes, both men and women, for over 50 years. Men have figured prominently as instructors and promoters of Pilates method throughout its history.
It provides Core strength, flexibility, balance, uniform development, and efficient movement patterns, all which are highly relevant to men’s fitness. The integrative component of Pilates can be especially beneficial for men, whose workouts often emphasize a part-by-part approach to muscular development, such as occurs in weightlifting.
Pilates, by contrast, emphasizes moving from the center of the body, and developing core strength in the deep muscles of the center to stabilize the trunk and protect the back.
Increasing flexibility is a goal that Pilates addresses in a way that men often feel comfortable with. Pilates works toward functional fitness. That is, the ability to have the strength, balance, and flexibility that allows one to move through daily-life tasks with grace and ease. Pilates exercises do seek to increase flexibility and range of motion. NO PRETZEL LIKE STRETCHES REQUIRED as you might find in yoga.
PILATES FOR SENIORS
ARE YOU A SENIOR? WE HAVE GREAT CLASSES FOR YOU!
In recent studies, researchers have found that Pilates is an effective treatment for decreasing fall risk and for low back pain.
Some major benefits of Pilates for our aging population is:
Greater Mind-body awareness
Increased abdominal and back (core) strength
Improved flexibility, mobility and decreased stiffness
Improved posture and alignment
Improved muscular balance
Longer and leaner muscles
One of the reasons that Pilates is so popular is that it is adaptable, making it especially good for boomers and seniors or anyone with limited mobility.
You can adjust the program to give you the intensity you want. It’s easy to get started and easy to modify so that it’s gentle for beginners. It can be anything from gentle stretching to a more vigorous workout.
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PILATES FOR GOLFERS
HIT THE BALL FARTHER, STRAIGHTER AND MORE ACCURATELY WITH LESS CHANCE OF INJURY….
Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt of leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers constantly torqueing their bodies. Golf also requires repeating the same essential movements. As a result some muscles become overused and others weaken causing an imbalance.
For a golfer, muscle imbalances can affect the legs, hips, arms, shoulders, and the lower back. It can also affect your game, particularly for those over the age of 50. Your drives may be shorter and less accurate, your stamina may decrease, and the potential for debilitating strains, pulls and tears becomes much higher.
Many golfers-from weekend players to the professional level are now turning to Pilates as an essential training tool. It keeps the body in balance and actually improves performance,
Pilates is based on movement from the center of the body, as are most shots in golf. It strengthens the center of the body (the trunk, shoulder gurdle and pelvis). Core strength can improve hip rotation, range of motion in shoulders and back stability leading to more powerful and accurate golf shots. It is also a full body exercise that works all muscles and is easy on the joints. The end result is flexible, symmetrically muscled body that is strengthened from the inside out.
PILATES WILL HELP YOU….
BUILD UP THE BACK MUSCLES EVENLY
ELONGATE AND ALIGN THE SPINE FOR BETTER STABILITY
STRENGTHEN THE ABDOMINALS
INCREASE OVERALL FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH, AND BALANCE
INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION IN HIPS AND SHOULDERS
ENHANCE CONCENTRATION THROUGH FOCUSED BREATHING
CREATE A SMOOTHER AND MORE POWERFUL SWING DUE TO EVENLY CONDITIONED BACK MUSCLES
MORE DISTANCE AND POWER IN SWING BECAUSE OF ADDED HIP AND TORSO FLEXIBILITY
PLAY WITHOUT PAIN
PILATES FOR DANCERS
PILATES FOR DANCERS
It is important for Young aspiring dancers to know the more stable your core (through Pilates) the less likely you are to suffer from pain in the hips and back. Dancing with biomechanical dysfunction or muscle imbalances including FLAT FEET, TIGHT CALF MUSCLES or with WEAK QUADRICEPS can develop serious problems. All dance is, uniquely and sadly, an ephemeral art form and it lacks a good system of self-preservation.
Dancers, gymnasts and ice skaters tend to have a high risk for injury due to the various postures and pressure on the body that is required during rehearsal and performances. Common injuries are due to overuse, muscle imbalances, lack of appropriate flexibility and strength, and/or joint instabilities.
The Firm is dedicated to helping dancers, gymnasts and ice skaters understand their bodies and movement patterns so they can make optimal use of their skill as a performer. Whether you are recovering from an injury and need rehab or are trying to enhance your current performance, we are here to help you kick, leap, jump, turn, and overall dance stronger.
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