How does Pilates work?
Pilates works by combining breathing techniques with special stretches. Unlike other forms of exercise, Pilates represent a method focused on improving the body's core by making the body more flexible and stronger. Many people confuse it with yoga, but Pilates is actually much more dynamic of the two because it pushes the body through stretching and targets flexibility, posture and strength.
The Benefits of Pilates
After a complete course of these exercises, an individual should instantly feel the difference in their abs, back and legs. All this leads to weight loss, increased energy levels and general sense of well-being. Although most people see Pilates as a kind of exercise targeted specifically at women, that isn’t true. Pilates is an ideal workout for athletes recovering from injury, older people with not enough capacity to do strenuous exercise, and post pregnancy recovery.
Developing and strengthening abdominal muscles
Stretching and strengthens the whole body
Increased energy levels
Aligning your body
Rehabilitation of all kinds of injuries
A professional ballet dancer by trade Graciela Martinez Arribas comes from Madrid in Spain. Having travelled the globe with her profession Graciela found Pilates a huge benefit in recent years in order to keep herself fit, flexible, strong and injury free for her physically demanding job. A fully qualified Basi Pilates instructor (http://www.basipilates.com/) Graciela brings her obvious knowledge and passion to each class she runs at Evolve FItness. She teaches her classes in English however she also speaks German, French, Italian and her native Spanish.