Sligo Pilates Classes

“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”
– Joseph Pilates

 In addition to increased flexibility, it’s also said to prevent injury and improve posture. It strengthens and shapes the body from the inside out. To those who practice Pilates, the body isn’t the only area benefiting. Many feel the mind is opened and expanded through regular Pilate’s workouts. Like yoga, it relieves stress and anxiety.

Pilates especially appeals to dancers because the workout aids in flexibility without causing muscles to bulk. Athletes, celebrities and models also recommend Pilates.

Pilates is recommended by those in the chiropractic profession for strengthening the back and the spine. After a regular Pilate’s regimen, you can expect increased mobility in one’s joints, a flatter stomach, thinner waist and thighs, and improved circulation.

Because Pilates are gentle exercises without a lot of bouncing around or muscular stress, it’s recommended to those seeking rehabilitation through physical therapy. It’s also considered a good workout for the elderly and overweight because there’s no jumping or lifting involved. Those afflicted with arthritis also appreciate Pilates’ as it helps to reduce stiffness in the muscles. Since it promotes good posture, it assists in the prevention of osteoporosis.