Pilates was originally designed to aid recovery and rehabilitation after injury. It aims to strengthen key muscle groups with particular focus on core, lower back and upper leg muscles which give stability to the body.
Over recent years, Pilates has gained popularity as a core conditioning exercise which aims to strengthen core and related muscles. Given that a strong core is the basic requirement for any form of exercise, it is fast becoming popular with runners, athletes, skiers as well as anyone aiming to strengthen their core.
Pilates helps to increase flexibility and strength, it provides a complete body workout with a particular focus on core, lower back, abdominal and upper leg muscles. The class would focus on alignment and flexing of the spine and muscles supporting the core, exercises to strengthen the core and lower back muscles. A dynamic pilates class can workout a fair bit of seat, helping not only to strengthen the muscles but also providing a full body workout.
In today’s hectic lifestyle, with long hours of desk job, strengthening core muscles can help to improve our posture and reduce risk of back pain.
Pilates at AM Power Yoga
At AM Power Yoga, we have further added a dynamic element to Pilates which is fast paced, energetic and fun. Our Mat Pilates classes strengthen the core, condition the key muscles and help to improve posture and muscle alignment.
Additional props including rings, elastic bands and blocks are used to deepen the stretch in your core muscles. The class is a balance between poses which are held for longer to strengthen the core and more dynamic movements which improve muscle tone and provide a full body workout.
Pilates classes are open to all levels including beginners and seasoned practitioners.