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What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates creates long, strong muscles by taking advantage of a type of muscle contraction called an eccentric contraction. Pilates promotes flat abdominal muscles, a natural result of a system of exercises that emphasizes core strength, flexibility, and skeletal alignment. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back.

Flexibility: Through core-powered muscular engagement, Pilates workouts develop strength and improve flexibility, which also increases joint range of motion.

Functionality: When the core muscles are strong and stable, they work in tandem with the superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine through a wide range of functional, graceful movements. This can relieve pressure on the spine to allow the body to move more freely and efficiently.

Stability: When the spine is supported by the core, the bones can shift into ideal alignment to promote stability in the body. Pilates exercises develop the muscles surrounding the joints to improve balance and posture.

In addition to getting stronger and developing better posture, Pilates also increases energy and promotes weight optimization. Pilates exercises can be modified to suit each individual’s needs. From athletes to dancers, and even seniors to women rebounding from pregnancy and those in physical rehabilitation, the Pilates technique can be made accessible to almost anyone. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, you will benefit from moving your body with form, function, and grace.

Learn more about the Pilates classes we currently offer and register in advance here. Men, women and mature teens of all ability levels are welcome. Dress comfortably, and plan to remove your shoes. All equipment is provided. For your safety, we do require one private intro session or attendance at a Pilates beginners workshop to attend an Equipment Based Pilates class. From there, our providers will be able to suggest which classes may be the best fit for you. For assistance with scheduling, please call our front desk at 563-207-8932.

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