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Pilates

Pilates: 

Pilates is a whole body exercise treatment that involves a range of mat-based exercises. It is suitable for all and results in positive changes to your body and wellbeing. 

Pilates involves the co-ordination of deep postural and stability muscles – combined with breathing, arm and leg movements, postural adaptations and flexibility. Evidence suggests Pilates can reduce pain and improve physical function, movement and wellbeing. 

Pilates connects your breath to the exercise, allowing that influx of oxygen to better complete each movement. Since you are concentrating so strongly on breathing deeply, the mind can benefit from mindfulness, relaxation and stress reduction during and after class. Over time, your mind becomes trained to stay more focused not only while working out, but also in your everyday life. Those who practice Pilates often reap the benefits of these deep breathing exercises, suffering less from anxiety, anger and even depression.

Different levels can be introduced using resistance bands, gym balls etc. An assessment followed up with an exercise plan can improve your pain and function in no time.

Mat Pilates is an effective, precise set of exercises. It’s accessible to everyone at any level of fitness and provides countless benefits. If you love rules and structure, or if a quiet, gentle workout is just what you need

 

Please look at the services tab for Pilates session options in Addlestone