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6 Top Reasons To Attend Pilates Mat Classes This Spring

The cold winter is behind us and we can just start to feel the tingle of summer sun on our skin. Spring has sprung and there’s never been a better time to start a new healthy habit.

Springtime is perfect for getting fitter, healthier and happier. Don’t get me wrong, breaking your winter hibernation won’t be easy but with the added motivation of summer just around the corner, seize the moment and shape up this spring with Pilates Group Mat Classes.

Benefits You Can Get out of a Pilates Mat Class

1) It balances your body A Pilates workout is designed to work all of the key muscle groups in the body and it really gets to the deep muscles, particularly in the abdomen. It will develop core strength and increase the range of motion, meaning overall your whole body is in better shape. One of the biggest causes of injury is muscular imbalance, Pilates all but eradicates this problem. 2) It prevents common ailments

Pilates is a great way of treating common problems such as stiff joints, back pain and arthritis. Back pain in particular is a huge problem. Pilates routines will slowly ease the pain in your back and with a gradual increase in difficulty will consequently start strengthening the muscles surrounding the lumbar spine. This will help to improve posture which will prevent any further pain. 3) It's great for weight loss There are so many different types of exercises around lately it is hard to choose one that is right for you. Some people just don't like traditional exercise methods such as doing weights and running. So Pilates is a great alternative. The exercises help tone your muscles and burn off extra calories and unwanted fat. It is also a great exercise to use cross training. 4) It's a great social experience Unlike the gym, Pilates doesn't have to be a solo experience. You can join a group class, or go along with a friend. In fact most people who do Pilates tend to continue with their practice because of the added social aspect to the classes. It's a great way of making new friends and this makes the commitment to going every week a whole lot easier.

5) Improves posture

Using correct alignment while doing Pilates exercises improves posture and safety by correcting muscle imbalances and optimising coordination. This in turn helps to prevent injuries, back pain and can also be modified and used for rehabilitation from an injury.

6) It reduces stress

Pilates can be incredibly powerful in providing a place for the body to relax, rejuvenate and release tension. It also provides a space for the mind to focus on the present moment, leaving worries at the door. The Pilates breath oxygenates the blood which triggers the brain to calm down. The breath creates a physiological response in the body that naturally decreases our stress and anxiety.

There are plenty of great reasons to give Pilates a try this Spring.

Why not book in a class today

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