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The Benefits of Pilates Classes

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Pilates Benefits

Pilates is a great way to exercise, relax and reduce stress. Pilates is a low stress form of exercise designed to release tension and help your body relax, helping you to feel good! Pilates is recommended by the NHS.

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. Unlike other forms of exercise Pilates is gentle on the body this no stress approach means that people of all age groups can participate.

Here we look at the benefits of joining a Pilates class, including free pilates videos, finding a class Near me, and the health benefits of pilates.

What are the health benefits of Pilates?

Pilates classes increase strength and stamina without adding muscle. Practitioners say regular pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance, and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For professional sports people, Pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.

Can Pilates improve my fitness?

Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that will tone and strengthen your muscles. It is the ideal for all ages, pregnant women, athletes, sports professionals, older age groups, and people who just wish to tone up and keep fit.

Pilates has evolved over the years, it now offers group mat classes, through to reformer or equipment based exercises that can be tuned to individual needs. 10 years ago Pilates was essentially a mat based activity, now the most popular search on Google is for "Pilates Reformer".

Reformer Pilates use machines not only improves overall fitness, but are designed to target specific muscles groups, with the aim of improving core strength, faster. Under professional supervision under a trained Pilates instructor.

Can Pilates improve posture?

Extremely poor posture can cause chronic upper back pain. Pilates makes you feel better by improving your posture. This is achieved by realigning your spine through exercise, transforming poor posture without putting stress on your heart or joints.

Improving posture allows shoulders to relax, the neck and head to move freely, and relieves stress on the hips, legs, and feet, creating a trimmer appearance, radiating an attitude of confidence.

Under a qualified Pilates instructor you can work on improving your alignment, and as a result reduce back pain, help you feel better.

How soon can I expect to see the benefits of Pilates classes?

To really benefit from Pilates you need to commit to at least one class a week on a regular basis with a qualified Pilates fitness professional. NearYou Pilates instructors work hard to help you see an improvement in your flexibility, and wellbeing after a 4-5 classes.

Whilst you can book individual classes on NearYou it is best to book a block or classes or a Pilates class pass to get the benefit. Think of it as an investment in your health and wellbeing. Like all investments it takes time to reap the benefits. What price can you put on good health?

You will improve faster if you have one to one classes where the instructor who can create a personal exercise plan for you and monitor your progress, and adjust where necessary.

To find Pilates one to one classes near you use the search.

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Who can join an intermediate Pilates classes?

If you have been practicing pilates for a while (10 weeks plus) and feel you have a grasp on the pilates basics including breathing technique, posture and balance, you may want to join an intermediate Pilates class. This will offer you an opportunity to be around people of a similar experience and ability as well as providing you with a more challenging exercise routine.

To find a local Pilates intermediate class near you, use the Pilates Class search and choose the intermediate pilates classes from the drop down selection in our search form.

Who can join advanced Pilates classes?

Advanced pilates classes are available for students who have been practicing pilates regularly over an extended period of time and want to develop their understanding.

Advanced Pilates classes require students with high stamina and core strength as well as full body awareness as they should be prepared to undertake pilates exercises at a higher skill level.

To find Pilates advanced classes near you, select the group advanced classes from the drop down menu selection on the search form.

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, so injuries are uncommon. However, it’s important to find a qualified teacher and a class suited to your level of fitness and ability.

Best Pilates Near Me

Enjoy the benefits of Pilates, book an online, or in person class with the best Pilates instructors in the UK. Use the finder on this page. In-person studio Pilates look for the Covid-19 compliant logo before booking a class. Only book where you see the logo and only pay securely by card.