Category Archives: Pilates Benefits

Relieves back pain and more

What makes Pilates so effective for back pain relief is that it addresses the underlying structural imbalances in the body that lead to back pain. Issues like lack of core support, pelvic instability, muscular imbalances, poor posture, and lack of body awareness all effect back health. They are also issues that the Pilates method specializes in helping people improve.

At BBodysmart we know that focusing on good posture and flexibility will help to improve back pain. We have clients who tell use they have never had such mobility since using the reformer beds and has helped them lead a pain free normal life.

Improve your endurance and mental strength

Pilates builds endurance within individual exercises and also within workouts. Focus on improving your concentration to build strength for both – endurance comes first from mental strength and therefore requires determination and persistence. Visualize your success and becoming stronger, and stay strong through challenging exercises.

You should practise Pilates sequences without breaks, like a choreographed piece of movement. Initially, you may need to take breaks to perform a linked sequence of exercises. Your muscles will begin to tire after several repetitions, but you need to stay focused and to complete the set. Over time, work towards completing a sequence without pausing.

Key benefits
•Pilates builds stamina, not only physical, but mental.
•Immense strength and tone in the body is developed in Pilates by using your own body weight.
•Improved concentration results from focusing on completing each repetition, exercise, and sequence.

Helps relieve stress and tension

Stress is one of the biggest negative factors of modern life, affecting your physical and mental wellbeing just as much as disease does. Frequent exercise is one of the best remedies for stress and has many benefits. Pilates focuses on breathing – a deep, mindful pattern of breathing that instantly enhances feelings of calm and release in the body and mind. We also work constantly on posture: a poised and lifted body, free from tension and pain, creates a calm mind.

Key benefits
•A sense of calm and wellbeing is encouraged by the relaxation of tense muscles during Pilates.
•Pilates releases endorphins, which naturally cause the body and mind to feel more relaxed and positive.
•Your sleep will improve with regular Pilates, which will greatly reduce any fatigue and stress.
•You will feel energized and invigorated, because Pilates forces you to focus on the present moment and the movement you are performing, to the exclusion of your everyday preoccupations and stresses.

Improve your endurance and mental strength

Pilates builds endurance within individual exercises and also within workouts. Focus on improving your concentration to build strength for both – endurance comes first from mental strength and therefore requires determination and persistence. Visualize your success and becoming stronger, and stay strong through challenging exercises.

You should practise Pilates sequences without breaks, like a choreographed piece of movement. Initially, you may need to take breaks to perform a linked sequence of exercises. Your muscles will begin to tire after several repetitions, but you need to stay focused and to complete the set. Over time, work towards completing a sequence without pausing.

Key benefits
•Pilates builds stamina, not only physical, but mental.
•Immense strength and tone in the body is developed in Pilates by using your own body weight.
•Improved concentration results from focusing on completing each repetition, exercise, and sequence.