The Benefits of West Perth Pilates

Posted on September 10, 2013 · Posted in West Perth Pilates

“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” — Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86. Surprising isn’t it? Those words came from founder Joseph Pilates himself at 86.

The Pilates methods are introduced by Joseph Pilates in America as means to help injured athletes and dancers. Since then, the Pilates routine has been widely used as a common exercises in various societies. Nowadays, the Pilates philosophy is also being practiced by West Perth Pilates to address the same amazing health benefits.

The methods of Pilates are conceived to have lots of advantages to one’s health. Such examples include:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength especially in the powerhouse (centre of the body) consisting abdominal muscles, lower and upper back, hips, and buttocks
  • Body balance
  • Enhanced muscular control
  •  Improved spine stabilization
  • Improved posture
  • Increased lung capacity and blood circulation
  • Safe rehabilitation of injuries in joints and spine
  • Enhanced body awareness
  • Improved concentration
  • Stress management and relaxation, etc.

With proper execution of different Pilates exercises, those aforementioned benefits and many more are obtained.

The Pilates exercise is highly beneficial to any individual, sick or healthy. You can do the exercises using your own body weight or with some equipment. With proper guidance of a Pilates mentor, you can achieve a relaxed state of mind and body.

Pilates has two forms: the mat-based and equipment-based types. The mat-based is a series of exercise executed on the floor using gravity resisted by your own body weight. Equipment-based includes the use of spring-loaded equipment including reformer and other work-out equipment. Both are centred upon ‘contrology’ methods.

Moreover, a portion of Pilates is inspired by yoga practices. They are different in one key factor; yoga practices are making static postures while Pilates’ challenge is making unstable postures and allowing your body to respond by moving your limbs.