The pilates for beginners / improver course is great for those who want the basic moves of pilates but can also have the challenge to work hard if they choose and build core strength as well as stretch, mobilise and ease aches and pains.
Pilates For Beginners: The Benefits
Pilates strengthens the inner core muscles so that the outer muscles can work more effectively, thus preventing overuse and potential injuries. By realigning the body with better posture, you strengthen weak muscles and lengthen tight muscles. Strong core muscles, and improved movement and posture, help reduce lower back pain and shoulder problems, among many other complaints.
Pilates is different from yoga because it focuses on working from a strong centre maintaining core stability. ‘The ‘core’ consists of many different muscles that stabilise the abdomen, spine and pelvis and provide a solid foundation for movement.’] In Pilates we use thoracic breathing into the lower ribs and back in order to maintain core stability. This type of breathing also helps to oxygenate the body and massage internal organs.
You will develop an increased awareness of your body and posture. In Pilates for beginners we use co-ordinated movements whilst maintaining correct alignment and progressing to more advanced exercises. Stamina and flowing movement is worked towards to achieve increased fitness and well-being.