fitilates, a blend of modern day exercise and performance principles with Pilates, a method created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, is specifically designed for you to work from the inside out.
There are many benefits to training this way but here are my top 5 reasons why you should:
1.Great For Your Back Health
At some point in their life, roughly 80% of our population will suffer some sort of back pain!
Chances are, you already have!!
Back pain has the ability to make you feel 90 years old and perhaps Joseph Pilates said it best: "You are only as old as your spine. If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."
Now just showing up to a fitilates class isn’t going to reduce your back pain but over time, correctly learning how to engage your abdominals and develop deep core strength is going to decrease your risk for back pain, increase your quality of movement and maybe even reduce any pain you may currently have.
2. Makes You Stand Taller
The other day at the grocery store an older lady came up to me to praise my excellent posture, no joke! She went on to explain she was a retired phys-ed teacher and she was so appalled by the posture of younger generations.
Thank you fitilates.
fitilates fundamentals is all about learning to align your spine and restore the curvatures to your neutral, improving your efficiency and in turn, your posture!
Plus better posture gives you the illusion of increased confidence and authority. Looking to get a raise or find a mate? fitilates may just be the answer.
3.Improves Your Strength and Balance
While there is a strong emphasis on proper abdominal engagement in a fitilates class, it doesn’t just stop there. fitilates focuses on all aspects you need for better performance – whether you play a particular sport or you are just training for life.
Attention is given to full body exercises that promote increased strength in your upper body and lower body muscle groups that are often neglected like your hamstrings and glutes.
Regardless of your current age, the truth is as we get older or strength and balance tend to decrease. Focusing on these components allows you to combat that decline.
4. Tap into Your Mindfulness Muscle
Mindfulness is a hot topic in this overly-stimulated world we currently live in. And while it’s important for everyone, it’s an abstract concept that is oftenhard for us to grasp.
fitilates helps you to increase your mind-body connection and awareness. The method does not work if you simply go through the motions or you rely on your big muscle groups to take over and do the work for you (hello, increased back pain). Instead you must send your focus to the muscles and movement that you are wanting to initiate and create.
Because you are so tuned into what you are doing, there is no time to focus on how your day went, what’s next on your agenda, what’s for dinner, who’s driving the kids to their activity... You must simply focus on you!
Automatic Stress Relief.
5. Carries Over Into Everything You Do
Enjoy lifting weights? fitilates will help with that.
Play a sport for fun or competition? fitilates will help with that.
Want to feel stronger and have the ability to move easier? Yup, fitilates does that too.
fitilates is the foundation to everything that you do in life. From how you sit to how you move to breathing techniques, fitilates can impact all of that!
Whether you choose to do fitilates as your only exercise program or you supplement your current regime, fitilates is guaranteed to make you better all around.
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