What is Pilates?
Pilates is a method of exercise which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through strength, movement, and mind-body awareness. It is beneficial for all ages and levels of physical ability. Pilates builds a stronger core, better balance, increases flexibility and promotes stability. The results are improved posture, body awareness, more efficient body movement, and increased overall well-being. Pilates is proven to help treat and manage pain by alleviating stress off joints and bones using low-impact
exercises. Pilates can be gentle while also challenging. Pilates engages the whole person, not just the muscles. It enhances your self-awareness making you stronger both physically and mentally. The mind-body integration will enhance stamina and focus and will improve your quality of life. With regular Pilates sessions you will see and feel the difference in your posture and will notice that you can move more freely. It will also help you feel a little more focused and connected to your body each time!
What are the benefits of Pilates?
- Improves posture and alignment
- Increased muscular strength and tone
- Increased core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
- Enhanced flexibility, balance, coordination and circulation
- Greater ease of movement
- Heightened body awareness
- Prevents injury and helps recovery from injury
- Effective post-rehabilitation
- Decreased impact on the joints
- Relief from stress and back pain
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Added variety as a compliment to other forms of exercise
- Greater stamina and focus
- Increased self-confidence
Who can do Pilates?
Pilates can benefit all types of people, with specific programs tailor-made for every type of client. Men, women, young and old, athletic, sedentary, pregnant mothers, and individuals in injury prevention and injury rehabilitation (such as spinal cord injury patients and Multiple Sclerosis patients) can benefit from Pilates. Thousands of exercises can be selected according to the individual’s needs, with exercises ranging from basic mat work to specialized Pilates-based equipment – all of which can be modified for the individual. At Complete Balance, our mission is to work with each individual with unique needs and goals. We welcome people of all ages and levels of physical ability. We have a true passion for helping people reach their full potential. So regardless of physical condition, age, or physical limitations, there is a Pilates program that can be curated just for you. With time and a commitment to your well-being, Pilates can give you a greater sense of your body and provide a platform for a healthier life!
What’s involved in the private Pilates sessions at Complete Balance?
The Introductory Private Pilates Session involves an initial one on one session of 30 minutes that includes a consultation with a Pilates instructor. During this session the instructor will assess your specific body needs and discuss your personal goals and program focus. The instructor will touch on all the Basic Principles of Pilates within the context of some warm up exercises. The Ongoing Pilates Sessions are private sessions where the instructor will guide you through a series of exercises and will help you with your technique to keep the movements safe and effective. You’ll experience sessions tailored to your body’s level and desired focus on the Pilates mat. Small apparatus such as a Spring Wall, Arc Barrel and Spine Corrector, and props such as rotational disks, toning balls, flex-bands and fitness circles are regularly incorporated into the exercise program – all fantastic equipment that are challenging and are great fun!
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