Fitness Expert’s Tip of the Month – June

What is Pilates?
Imagine an exercise program that you look forward to, that engages you, leaves you refreshed and alert with a feeling of physical and mental well-being. The Pilates Method (pronounced puh-LAH-teez) of body conditioning will do all this…and more.

Developed in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates, The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. There are more than 500 specific exercises using five major pieces of Pilates equipment to develop the body uniformly. Instead of performing many repetitions of each exercise like with weight training, fewer more precise movements, requiring proper control and form are used.

The Pilates Method is not just exercise, however. It is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind, performed either on the floor or on specifically designed equipment and supervised by extensively trained teachers.

What are the benefits of Pilates?
Pilates promotes physical harmony and balance for people of all ages and physical conditions, while providing a refreshing and energizing workout. Because sessions are done 1 to 1 with a certified teacher, or in closely supervised small groups, each session is tailored to your specific needs.

Regardless of your current level of fitness Pilates can be your primary mode of body conditioning and injury prevention. It’s perfect for anyone looking to develop a strong body, increased core control, better posture, more flexibility and a greater understanding of Mind/Body awareness.

For more information on Pilates please contact Amy at: Amy@Go2BeyondMotion.com.

~Amy Lademann
Fitness Expert, Campus Calm

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