Welcome to Carrie’s Pilates and my new website.
As this is my first blog, it seems right to start at the beginning, looking at what Pilates is and how it can benefit you.
Pilates is a series of exercises to develop physical strength, core endurance, coordination, flexibility and joint mobility, as well as reducing stress, improving mental focus and creating a sense of well being. It’s recognized by Health Professionals, as being a safe and healthy way to exercise, and the great thing is that you don’t need a particular fitness level to start. There’s no ‘right’ body shape either. The exercises are designed to lengthen muscles giving a leaner look and importantly, a balanced body and are a great compliment to sports, such as running, cycling, swimming, rowing, golf, tennis to name but a few. If you’re a regular at any sport and don’t take time to stretch the muscles used and strengthen those not used on a regular basis, tightness and injury may occur. A balanced body where all muscles are worked evenly is a much more efficient, not to mention, happy body.
Maybe you’re not a regular at sport, but you also have aches and pains? Maybe you’re recovering from injury, illness or childbirth? Over time, just living our lives can create muscular imbalances in our bodies that can be addressed by, and benefit, from Pilates.
If you’ve been thinking about starting a Pilates class, or even if you haven’t, why not come along and try it out. You might just love it! Looking forward to seeing you.