Benefits of Pilates

Pilates gets different results in each individual. But one thing is the same. You feel great and it’s effective.

You will feel the difference Pilates brings to your conventional workouts and daily exercise. It helps address your unique issues or problem areas, and gets you in tune with what’s going on in your body.

1. Good for the mind

Pilates teaches proper breathing and spinal and pelvic alignment, helping you become more connected with your body. Breathing properly can help reduce stress.

2. Good for the Body

Build a strong core, develop flat abdominals and create a strong back by strengthening the muscles that support your spine.

3. Build long, lean, flexible muscles

Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. Conventional workouts tend to build short, bulky muscles. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

4. Prevent Injury

Get more out of your sports and enjoy daily activities with less chance of injury. Pilates conditions your whole body, evenly training muscle groups from your neck to your feet. In conventional workouts, the weak muscles tend to get weaker and the strong muscles stronger. This can produce muscular imbalance, resulting in injury and chronic back pain.

5. Improve performance

Pilates can actually help you retrain your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion. This shortens injury recovery time, enhances sports performance and improves posture and health.

6. Stay safe

Pilates exercises are often performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. At Line5, you get careful guidance by certified instructors.

7. For pre-natal and post-natal care

Pilates exercises can help women develop strength and suppleness in the abdominal wall/pelvic floor during the first trimester and throughout pregnancy. They provide techniques to help with fetal positioning, and with decompression and strain relief for the changing body in the second trimester.

8. Challenge yourself

Pilates is subtle but don’t be mistaken! You’ll be challenged by modifications to the exercises that allow for a range of difficulty dependent on your workout needs. Line5 instructors assess and design a workout for your level that will increase in intensity as your body conditioning improves.