The variety of exercises available as well as the ability to modify these movement patterns allows professionals to target a specific muscle or muscle group. By changing the angle or strength of resistance, injuries can be precisely addressed. Specially-designed Pilates equipment can help facilitate these adaptations.
The Reformer is generally the first piece of equipment that Pilates instructors and enthusiasts gravitate toward for a stellar, body sculpting workout. This machine is unlike the typical stair-climber, bike, or treadmill- the Reformer is designed to leverage specific Pilates movements to improve the overall mind and body connection. This unique piece of equipment also helps develop lean muscles overall, without adding bulk.
Pilates enthusiasts can perform Pilates exercises on the mat or on specialized equipment. As a result, more and more facilities are implementing high-quality equipment and training into their locations to fulfill their unique needs. Today, people who are interested in specialized Pilates programming for sports rehabilitation, athletic performance enhancement, pre- or postnatal exercise, or the active aging are encouraged to seek out high-caliber licensed training centers for qualified instructors and customized instruction. Those who enjoy one on one Pilates instruction can also find top notch programming at one of these centers located around the world.
“High caliber locations have been carefully selected to deliver elite training curriculums and education and are staffed with top certified instructor trainers and the best equipment on the market,” explains President and CEO of STOTT PILATES, Lindsay Merrithew.
“Designated licensed training centers also adhere to standards of operation that ensure consistent delivery of programs and services for those wanting to pursue a career in this exercise method. We help develop successful career paths for instructor’s to keep up with the markets demand-and provide educational materials such as training manuals, videos, posters, workshops and courses for those wanting up-to-date programs.”
Exercise For a Lifetime
Pilates enthusiasts can use Matwork and/or equipment based Pilates programming to fulfill their health and fitness goals. With such variety available within this method of exercise repertoire, everyday workout routines become more enjoyable and effective as an overall workout. Pilates provides the ultimate “core” advantage to training.
When applied to a core-strengthening program, Pilates can help prevent injury, increase efficiency, and get you “back in the game.” Pilates embodies core strength, yet inherently addresses motor control, endurance, and flexibility. While many core conditioning programs utilize high-load, high-repetition exercises with little proprioceptive feedback, Pilates focuses on fewer reps of precisely controlled movements.
Yes, Pilates is for everyone and it can enhance your daily routine tenfold. It’s a kinder, gentler exercise for your body with all the benefits of strength training, but much more. No matter what age, ability or goal, those interested in enhancing their health, fitness, and lifestyle in general are sure to enjoy what this method of exercise has to offer. Go ahead, try it today and contact a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center near you to learn more!
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