If you are someone who frequents the gym then the word “Pilates” needs no introduction. Pilates has been gaining popularity as one of the most ingenious form of exercising.
Developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates in 1965, this form of exercise has proved to be one of the most promising solutions for joint pains and back and neck pains. Pilates help improve flexibility and body awareness. For performing Pilates, spring resistant apparatus and experienced instructors are required. Controlled movements performed with the apparatus helps improve our body strength. Pilates also help in increasing the cardiovascular activity but is quite different from aerobics. Pilates closely resembles weight lifting. Few simple moves on the floor mat or using the equipment can bring about tremendous changes in your physique. Strength is built without excess bulk and we achieve sleek and toned body that improves our flexibility and agility.
Pilates is also known for improving body mind co-ordination. Mental focus on the movements that we perform brings about overall fitness encompassing both physical and mental health. Pilates is the one form of exercise, other than Yoga, that tends to produce fantabulous results regardless of either our age or ability.
Pilates provides a reawakening of torpid cells of both the body and mind thus rejuvenating our livelihood.
“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” — Joseph Hubertus Pilates
The next time you go for your workout, don’t forget to ask for a Pilates session!!