Pilates is a system of exercises that need to be performed at a slow pace. It was developed by a sports specialist Joseph Pilates at the beginning of the 20th century. Initially, the system was intended for rehabilitation after injuries. Now Pilates is used to strengthen muscles, develop flexibility and improve physical fitness.
How do Pilates classes go?
Pilates training consists of the following blocks:
- Warm up: exercises to warm up the muscles, ligaments and joints. It is carried out in order to avoid injury.
- Main part: the exercises are performed alternately for several repetitions, there are 2-3 minutes break between exercises.
- Hitch: perform stretching exercises to relax the muscles.
Who is Pilates for?
Pilates classes are suitable for people with different levels of training:
Pilates classes bring many benefits:
- increase strength;
- develop flexibility;
- strengthen the abdominal muscles;
- develop coordination;
- prevent injury;
- improve blood circulation;
- help quickly recover from injuries;
- improve breathing;
- help fight stress and restore sleep patterns;
- develop awareness of movements and help you feel your body better.
Pilates training is contraindicated or should be limited for:
- pregnant women;
- people with obesity;
- people with mental disorders;
- those suffering from acute pain and fever;
- those who suffer from osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Pilates for weight loss
The complex of exercises on Pilates involves all muscle groups. The abdominal muscles, legs and thighs are especially active. It helps to tighten the body and lose weight. If your goal is to lose weight, then the trainer will select a special set of exercises.
But, in order to get a result, you need to add cardio training and eat right.
It is also important to remember that Pilates will not bring instant results; fewer calories are burned during training than during intense exercise.
Pilates: health benefits
Classes of this type of fitness help get rid of many diseases. In particular, Pilates is useful for the back and is effective against scoliosis, osteochondrosis and hernia. Pilates will also be very useful against varicose veins.
Pilates classes are based on the basic principles: concentration, control, accuracy, smoothness, proper breathing. Concentration means that during training you need to fully concentrate on your body and sensations. Control implies that it is necessary to constantly ensure that the exercises are performed correctly. Accuracy means that for a second you cannot be distracted and violate the technique.
Smoothness requires that all movements are smooth and performed at a quiet pace. Proper breathing means that you need to constantly monitor breathing.
Pilates at the Grand Prix Fitness Center
The fitness club GRAND PRIX has everything you need for effective pilates. The halls are equipped with all the necessary equipment: balls, rings, special tables and reformers.
Trainers in our club know everything about this fitness direction, constantly monitor innovations and improve their skills. They will help you understand any issue and select a set of exercises in accordance with your goals.
Pilates classes are held for people with different levels of training: beginners, intermediate and advanced.
If you decide to do pilates in the GRAND PRIX, then you will achieve the result and, not least, enjoy the process. Sign up for a training session and achieve results with us.