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Created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century and originally called “Contrology,” Pilates is a system of exercises designed to enhance the body’s potential by correcting muscular imbalances, finding optimal alignment, and creating efficient movement patterns. It’s known for targeting smaller and deeper stabilization muscles and is often explained as working from the inside out. Pilates supports your body’s structure through a balance of strength, mobility, and flexibility, with every exercise engaging your core. It can involve mat work or low-impact bodyweight exercises or be done on specialized equipment. Pilates offers numerous benefits. Maintaining a strong core through Pilates helps relieve low back pain, improves balance, and decreases the risk of falling

 필라테스는 근력, 이동성 및 유연성의 균형을 통해 신체 구조를 이용하며 모든 운동에 있어 코어근육을 사용합니다. 매트운동 또는 저강도 운동으로 체중을 이용하거나 Reformer나 Cadillac, Barrel, stability chair 같은 특수 장비를 사용하여 운동을 수행합니다. 장점은 필라테스를 통해 강한 코어를 유지하므로 요통을 완화하고 몸의 균형을 개선하여 바른자세 유지를 통한 낙상 위험을 줄이는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 필라테스는 우울증과 불안에 긍정적인 영향을 미치는 것을 포함하여 삶의 질을 향상시키는 것으로 알려져 있습니다.

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What is Clinical Pilates?

Every person’s biomechanics and movement patterning are all slightly different. All sports and work require different skills and muscle activation. When it comes to injury prevention and skill development every persons needs are slightly different. Clinical Pilates is individual or small group Pilates with a physiotherapist.

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How does Clinical Pilates exercises work?

With pilates you train the core muscles around your spine. The focus of pilates is soley on you and we will make sure that you are maintaining the best technique possible. With that you can recover from your condition as soon as possible. Pilates exercises are aimed at the appropriate level for you and your pain and are progressed when possible and tolerated.

What is Clinical Pilates?

1. It increases core strength

2. It improves posture

3. It decreases back pain

4. It prevents injuries

5. It increases energy

6. It decreases stress

7. It improves flexibility and mobility

8. It improves balance

9. It boosts your mood

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Kids and Youth Pilates

Why Kids Pilates is amazingly 6 benefits for children?

1. Good movement habits

Pilates for children is also a great way to support other activities. If you child is into a sport, Pilates is a perfect add-on to prevent injury and to help them excel in their sport.

2. Muscle strength

Pilates is a very safe way to get your children’s muscles working well, working with their body weight. The best way to ensure that children and teenagers are safe doing strength exercise. We focus on the quality of movement so that they learn the patterns they need for life and sport that will benefit them and not put them at risk of injury.

3. Balance and coordination

This is the main areas of difficulty for children as they develop, and their body is growing. As children grow their bones are getting longer and the soft tissues are having to adapt and grow in response. Pilate make balance and coordination combined with strength help to give the increased body awareness. This will enable them to cope with the growth spurts and keep good control of their muscles and joints.

4. Body confidence

Pilates can help children and teenagers to feel comfortable within their body and comfortable with what it can achieve. This also ties in with growth spurts and hormonal changes. Exercising ourselves and being active with our kids models healthy behaviors that will take through into adulthood.

5. Managing stress and mindfulness

Pilates is often expressed as a mind-body exercise. Main principle is concentration, your children must take their focus to your body and its movement to practice Pilates. It gives children time out from other stresses and time to concentrate on themselves and feel confident about how they are moving. This is a great opportunity for active mindfulness. Even just five minutes of exercise can start to have these stress relieving results. This can be very calming and bring your focus into the moment Exercising in this way can reduce anxiety and stress.

6. Posture

Parents want to improve children’s posture is a common reason you might start doing Pilates. They are talking about their children’s posture particularly whilst using a screen, be it the laptop, tablet, or games console. During the pandemic, children has spent a lot more sitting and screen time, this can have a knock-on effect on our posture. Prolonged poor posture can cause stiffness in the spine which can contribute to back and neck ache or headaches. Pilates for children is an excellent option for this. Pilates focuses on bringing the body into alignment so that you maintain the curves of your spine and optimize your muscle activation. This will reduce the risk of any longer-term changes in posture or stiffness in the spine and resulting pain.

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Senior Pilates

Why do seniors need to do Pilates 5 reasons?

1. Pilates exercises are great for senior’s specific fitness needs

As we age, our bones and joints deteriorate over time, which can lead to increased chance of injury. As our bodies age, our approach to exercise needs to be modified. All Pilates exercises are gentle on joints, no added stress on joints, emphasis correct posture and are low impact. Pilates specifically focuses on posture, which becomes progressively worse as we age, particularly due to our increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Low impact exercise is arguably better for seniors than high impact, as it improves balance and coordination, builds strength and endurance without putting stress on joints and provides a lower risk of injury.

2. Improves Core Strength

Core strength becomes even more important as we age. An activated core makes you less prone to injuries, reduces strain on your joints and maintains good posture. A strong core stabilizes your body, resulting in improved balance in your pelvis, abdomen, hips and lower back. All these benefits combine to provide you with the ultimate benefit: the chance to maintain your independence for longer.

3. Decreases the risk of Back & Neck Pain

Most of senior have neck and back pain, particularly lower back pain. Pilates is almost like a magic in the way it decreases back and neck pain. A strong core equals a strong body. A strong core also correlates with good posture, as the core muscles keep the body upright. Good posture reduces wear and tear on the spine, improves breathing (which is opening the chest) and allows the body to sit or stand for periods of time without pain.

4. Increases Flexibility

By using Pilates improving flexibility, muscle tightness and soreness is reduced, which in turn minimizes the risk of injury and improves mobility. Enhanced flexibility can also assist with improved circulation, muscle control and balance. This is a very important reason why seniors should be practicing Pilates as increased flexibility allows for greater fluidly in and around the joints.

5. Prevents Physical Decline

The physical decline associated with ageing may be due to a lack of physical activity. Without regular exercise, people over the age of 50 can experience a range of health problems, from reduced muscle mass, strength and physical endurance to a susceptibility to mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Pilates is a wonderful form of exercise for seniors; it improves physical and mental health and it can in fact reverse physical decline with its numerous benefits.