What is Pilates and Why You Should Do It

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Pilates is basically a fitness routine that aims to strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility. This routine targets your core body by engaging you in a full-body exercise and will help improve your flexibility, posture, and mobility. Pilates hasn’t gained as much popularity as the other routines like yoga or power yoga, but lately, it has seen a surge in popularity owing to the fact that many celebrities have chosen it as a regular fitness regime. It can be done with or without the use of equipment. This article will look at some of the reasons why you can employ this fitness routine in your regular regime.

  • Increases your flexibility: Pilates increases your flexibility by the safe stretching of your muscles. Some researches have shown that about 20 sessions of these regimes can increase your flexibility by about 20%.
  • Improves your posture: Any fitness regime helps in improving your body posture. A person can experience various problems like headache, backache, and spondylosis related issues due to his or her bad body posture. If you maintain a good body posture you will have a good breathing cycle and oxygen circulation in your body. Pilates helps in maintaining the body posture by targeting your back and abs. If your backbone and spine are in a good shape, they help in your daily life.
  • Tighten your core muscles: This entire fitness routine targets your core muscles which include your back, stomach area, and your pelvic area. If your core muscles are strong and tight, then you will have a good posture that helps in the functioning of various other processes. They include exercises that engages your midsection and result in the stability of your body and proper alignment. Some studies have shown that you can improve your core strength and core muscles in 12 weeks by practicing this regime.

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