6 Reasons Why You Should Join a Pilates Class
So, you want to get active to look after your health, but you are not really all that fond of exercise? Or you do not know that much about exercise and you are daunted by all the options available to you? Maybe you just do not have that much time on your hands, and you want to make sure that you make the time you dedicate to being active as impactful as possible? If any of these arguments sound familiar to you, you should seriously consider signing up to a Pilates class. Here is why:
- Build Your Core
One of the biggest benefits of a Pilates class is that it is guaranteed to strengthen your core. Often referred to as the powerhouse of the body, a strong core is vital for building overall strength, improving posture, addressing back issues and improving balance, to name but a few.
- Build Lean Muscle
Through tension, balance, and focusing on smaller, often underused muscles, these exercises help you to burn fat and build long, lean muscles – perfect for toning and achieving that perfect body shape you have been after for years.
- Improve Your Flexibility
Classes will, over time, increase your flexibility significantly (and safely). Improved flexibility enhances your range of movement, makes moving easier, and can help to minimise the risk of injuries.
- Gain Discipline
So often we start an exercise regime with the greatest intentions. However, going to the gym can be very intimidating, especially if you do not know what to do once you get there. Being part of a Pilates class creates a set timetable for you to adhere to, and the instructor will ensure that you always know what to do, and motivate you when you need it.
- Get Your Energy Back
Feeling exhausted most of the time? Being active gets your heart rate up and builds more active muscles, all which help you to feel more energetic in everyday life. Exercise can also help improve the quality of sleep you get, leaving you feeling more rested in the morning.
- Lift Your Mood
It can help boost your mood in two ways. Firstly, the exercise encourages your body to release endorphins, which is a natural feel-good hormone. Secondly, this discipline is focused on the mind as much as the body, creating a relaxing environment in which you can centre your thoughts and focus on your breathing to help you destress.
Are you ready to join a class? Contact Pilates Dynamics to find out more about our timetable, rates, and instructors, and join us for our next class!