Pilates for Fitness
Doing Pilates regularly is one of the best ways to change the shape of your body. Pilates is low-impact on the joints and uses controlled movements, with primary focus on the core- to build strength, flexibility and endurance in a full body workout. This form of exercise modality benefits both the physical and mental you. Pilates teaches control and balance of one's mind and body, often focusing on the quality of a movement rather than the quantity of movement. Clients often leave their sessions feeling accomplished, stronger and taller.
Pilates for Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention
Pilates is a gentle corrective regime which focuses on strengthening weakness and lengthening tightness while working towards proper range of motion to the joints by recruiting deep stabilizing systems of the body and core. As a result regular practice improves biomechanics efficiency and muscular balance along with increasing proprioceptive awareness.
The practice of Pilates can provide peace of mind and reduce fear sometimes associated with conditioning or rehabilitating an injury. Exercises are modified to address needs associated with your stage of rehab, and they progress as necessitated from specific, isolated movements to more dynamic ones.
*Please note: Monica Pack is not a doctor and should not be seen in place of a doctor. If you are injured please get clearance from your doctor to start participating in an exercise regime.
Pre/Post Natal Pilates
Pilates is an ideal form of exercise through the entire pregnancy cycle because it strengthens the tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining joints. Pilates will help improve posture and balance while encouraging mindful exercise to alleviate the common discomforts that come with an ever-changing pregnant body. As the body grows and changes so do the exercises. One of Pilates greatest gifts is its ever-flexible adaptability to suite a body's situation.
Continuing Pilates postpartum is also incredibly important as it shortens birth recovery time, relieves back and pelvic pain, strengthens weakened core musculature and imbalances that the has body experienced during pregnancy.
*Please note: It is advisable to get clearance from your primary care physician prior to participating in Pilates or any exercise regime.
Pilates for Teens/Pre-Teens
Does your teen want to complement his or her sport training with Pilates to enhance their performance? Maybe your teen is bored with his/her usual exercise or they aren't interested in physical activity or exercise at all.
Pilates is an amazing and fun way to get your young adolescent physically fit, mentally alert and socially confident.
Pilates will improve their core strength, gain flexibility, correct posture and improve his/her mind/body awareness all while having fun!