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PILATES

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates

Pilates called his method Contrology, because he believed his method uses the mind to control the muscle. The Pilates method seeks to increase the strength, flexibility and control of the body.  Pilates also helps increase circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's "core" or "powerhouse" (torso). People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.

The core muscles of the body are  the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. Good posture is a reflection good alignment supported by a strong core. If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. Known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look; Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace. All of these things will make you look and feel very fit.

If you want to lose weight, the formula for weight loss remains the same: Burn more calories than you take in. As a full-body fitness method, Pilates help will help you do that. Combined with aerobic activity, Pilates becomes a prime weight loss and body toning tool.

Here at the Maryborough Club we have beginners and improvers Pilates for all our members. The Pilates mat program that we deliver here at the Maryborough follows a set sequence, with exercises following on from one another in a natural progression, just as Joseph Pilates designed them. Beginners start with basic exercises and build up to include additional exercises and more advanced positioning. So why not drop by and discuss joining a class at a level which suits you with one of our Personal Trainers. Pilates is adaptable to many fitness levels and needs. Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs.

If you would like further information regarding Pilates or you would like to speak to an instructor, please call the club on 021 4918327021 4918327 or email leisure@maryborough.ie   

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