Busted! Don’t Believe These Myths About Pilates!
Pilates is an early 20th-century physical fitness system created and developed by Joseph Pilates. Today, it is practiced worldwide, especially in countries like Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Pilates is a low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates target the core, with exercises working in other areas of the body as well. While people can work on Pilates with or without equipment, the moves involve slow, precise movements and breath control. It strengthens and stabilizes the core body and foundation to move efficiently while improving posture, flexibility, and mobility. A typical Pilates workout works up to 45 minutes to an hour.
We are going to get into a few details of the exercise and break some myths currently going around about Pilates.
Myth 1: Pilates is only for abs
Pilates is not just a workout for your abs, but as mentioned earlier, it is a full-body exercise system that works every single muscle in every single exercise. It works to improve stability, mobility, and the development of dynamic strength. People who are looking to work on their abs would see results through the system, but it does a lot more than focus on just one spot of the body.
Myth 2: Your core is your six-pack
We focused on this when working with some of our clients and clarified it to them as well. The “core” is not your “6-pack”. The core is the deepest muscle group attached to the spine that creates stability on the front, side, and back of your torso. These muscles in Pilates are called your Powerhouse.
Myth 3: Pilates is for dancers
Considering Pilates to be an exercise only for dancers is like saying the gym is only for bodybuilders. Anyone can go to the gym to improve their physical health, the same way Pilates is not just for dancers and can be worked on by anyone looking to improve their body. The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates, who was a boxer. He developed it to help anyone with their coordination, control, and strength.
If you are looking for a professional Pilates instructor in New Hope, PA, The Pilates Center is the place for you. Other than providing you with certified Pilates instructors in New Hope, PA, we also offer instruction in the Pilates Method with the most experienced teachers in the region and a fully equipped Studio. Each hour-long private or semi-private session includes postural evaluation and movement analysis with sessions tailored to individual needs, ensuring a safe and effective workout experience.
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