Don’t let ballet dancers and athletes have all the fun! Pilates is the perfect workout for the plus-size, uncoordinated, or beginner individual. Pilates needs to be on your agenda for 2016, and here’s why:
My Pilates clients are always so surprised to find out how big a difference just one session can make, considering that it doesn’t feel like much at the time. They are amazed how such small movements can have such big impact.
2. Customized to your level to prevent injury
Stott Pilates in particular greatly emphasizes modifications to each exercise to best meet your needs, while still challenging you. For example, if you have limited mobility in your back or a previous shoulder injury, then certain moves will need to be made less challenging to protect you and certain moves will need to be made more challenging to build your strength.
3. Improves your posture and back health
Pilates targets your core muscles like no other form of exercise I’ve ever tried. Strong abs and back muscles protect your back, improve your posture, relieve aches and pains, and correct your alignment for pain-free movement.
4. No sweat! Comfortable and fun movement in a relaxing environment
Pilates is more than matwork on the floor! Everybody loves the reformer, foam roller… they don’t feel like exercise.
5. No gym here! A quiet home-studio setting for your privacy.
Hey, nobody likes to be at the gym when you feel like a newbie. I understand. That’s why the Pilates Resort offers a completely secluded, relaxing experience with 15 minute gaps between sessions for complete privacy. I also use touches like essential oils and atmospheric music to evoke a spa-like atmosphere – because you are taking care of your health and that should be a reward.
About the Author: Amy is a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor who loves introducing plus size and beginner exercisers to the wonderful world of Pilates. Her favorite benefits of Pilates include a stronger core and back, improved posture and alignment, and increased joint stability. She teaches private Pilates classes for personal training at the Pilates Resort of Oklahoma City, located in the Village at 2713 Plymouth Lane, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. For more information, be sure to visit their website.