The multitude of benefits Pilates offers
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Pilates: what once began as part of the war veterans rehabilitation program in World War I has become a popular way to maintain good mental and physical health. And rightly so, because Pilates has many advantages!
Pilates is a fitness system devised by Joseph Pilates during the First World War. His hope was that his method would improve the rehabilitation program for war veterans. In Pilates, the emphasis is on those muscles that ensure the body is in the right balance and support the spine.
Pilates therefore called his method 'Contrology', because he was convinced that mental abilities were applied in his exercises to control the muscles. So: mental and physical health intertwined.
Stretching and burning
Concentration, coordination and breathing are of great importance in Pilates. These will help you clear your mind. You can put your worries and problems aside and see them in a different light. That, in combination with workouts, has a positive influence and reduces stress hormones.
The advantages at a glance:
- It gets your body in shape
- It improves your posture
- It makes you more flexible
- It reduces stress
- You gradually lose weight
Do you want to do a full-blown workout? Then combine Pilates with cardio workouts such as running, swimming, cycling, rowing or dancing. In this way you work on your mental and physical strength as well as cardio. The perfect blend for a fully balanced body.