How do you think ballet dancers and athletes or many elite celebrities for that matter spring back on their feet after an injury? How do they have such fabulous control on their bodies? What is with their hand-eye and body coordination? Do you think an average person can have all these qualities? Do you think of “no, it is not possible!”. Rest assured, you will be surprised because the answer is not “no” but Pilates. Wondering what Pilates is? Read on to find out how Pilates work.
How Does Pilates Work?
Pilates is rumored to be the terrifying form of exercise, but in reality, it is not. Pilates was first introduced in the U.S. by a physical trainer Joseph Pilates in 1921 as a way to help injured athletes and dancers safely return to work.
Pilates is a low-impact exercise that, along with strengthening our muscles, also increases the human body’s posture and structure alignment. It is a series of aerobic or non-aerobic exercises that usually target the core of the human body but also enhance other muscles or parts of the human body. Pilates helps in the mobility of the body too. People who have rigid body movements can do Pilates exercises to make their body flexible.
Choosing Your Classes
There are two forms of Pilate classes available.
Mat Classes: In these classes a mat, thicker than an average yoga mat. It is large enough to accommodate all movements for the people to perform. These mats are in such a way that they cushion all your pressure points. People usually do Pilates using mats as mat classes are the most effective and secure. It is so when you compare it with reformer classes. Reformer classes are the most fun. Exercisers often comment that they feel as if they are flying and gliding in the air while using the reformer. Choose the best class suitable for your needs. Pilates is the best form of exercise ever.
Do you worry about your stern body movements? Then Pilates is tailor-made for you. From a 12-year-old to a 92-year-old, Pilates is suitable for all age groups. People of all sizes can do Pilates. People with muscle weakness, pregnant women, people with knee problems should consult their doctor before performing the exercises. Once you get a clearance from your doctor, you are free to perform the tasks.
All in all, Pilates is one of the most useful and profitable exercises in the world. Though there is a misconception that Pilates is only for elite people and celebrities, this article removes it. When you do Pilates for the first time, all the major muscles in the body will be sore the next day as they underwent significant strain the previous day, but this soreness will only last for a day, and your body will be fit and fine for performing Pilates the 2nd time. Pilates is a way for healthy and robust lifestyle.