The public's approach to health and fitness is constantly changing. Today, people are becoming more in tune with their bodies and want an all-encompassing method of exercise to meet their varying needs. Whether your desire is to sculpt a toned physique, prevent injury for athletics, increase overall strength, relieve stress, or get back in shape after the holidays – Pilates is for you. "Pilates helps build strong, healthy muscles, improves blood flow, and engages all the muscles at the right time – therefore working your body inside and out for optimal body conditioning," explains Moira Merrithew, Executive Director of Education for STOTT PILATES®. "Pilates is ideal for anyone wanting to expand their exercise regimens to include overall toning and strengthening moves that also work the inner mechanism of the body. This goes for any age or fit The appeal of Pilates for the average person, or newcomer to fitness, is that there are various programming options. Specific repertoires are available for sports fanatics who want to build core strength and improve their golf drive; elite athletes who want to prevent or attend to injuries; rehab and prenatal clients who want to enhance their fitness ability; new moms who want to get their pre-baby shape back; and mature adults who simply want to make getting out of bed easier. Every exerciser from school-aged kids to the active adult can reap the benefits of this form of exercise – and at the same time get a good workout."
The Reformer is generally the first piece of equipment that Pilates instructors and enthusiasts gravitate toward for a stellar, body-sculpting workout. This machine is unlike the typical Stair Climber, Bike, or Treadmill – it’s designed to leverage specific Pilates movements to improve the overall mind and body connection. It also helps develop lean muscles overall, without adding bulk.
Today, Pilates enthusiasts can use Matwork and/or equipment- based Pilates programming to fulfill their health and fitness goals.
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