Why pilates might be for you

Berkhamsted Pilates

As we wind down from summer and look at getting back into our routines, have you considered Pilates as a new addition?

Our resident pilates teacher comes from an injury rehabiliation background so she can support all bodies and a number of injuries in the class.

Pilates works by strengthening and balancing the core muscles that we don’t use on a daily basis, and the small muscles close to the joints. By activating these small muscles, we keep balance around the joints and can therefore minimise injury and strengthen your body. This strengthening of the small muscles also takes the pressure off your bigger muscles, which don’t have to do as much as a result. This leads to fewer aches and pains. 

If you’re someone who finds yourself with pain back or shoulder pain it’s possible you may be putting too much pressure on big muscles and not training smaller muscles. Pilates can be a great way to prevent injury.

People come to Pilates from a range of backgrounds including mums wanting to get back into shape after having a baby, dancers looking to strengthen their muscles, individuals with lower back pain or joint pain, and people who are weight training regularly and therefore need to ensure their core muscles are strong. 

We’d say it’s guaranteed to support and strengthen most bodies. So why not pop down and try a class?

Beth Lomax, our Pilates mat class teacher, runs two classes per week (Monday 12.30 PM and Thursday 7AM).

Book yourself in for a taster class today.

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