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When Joseph Pilates created ‘Contrology’ he very much viewed it as more than just an exercise system. He believed that what we now call Pilates was a way of living that had the power to deeply affect our physical, mental and spiritual well being and enable us to lead richer, fuller lives. What we know for certain is that taking part in Pilates classes on a regular basis has paid huge dividends for many people and here we look at the many benefits STOTT PILATES® can introduce into your life.

Why Stott Pilates?

STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method invented by the late Joseph Pilates. Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and associated equipment. Incorporating modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, STOTT PILATES is one of the safest and most effective methods available.

STOTT PILATES instructors have to commit to a programme of continuing professional development to ensure that qualifications are maintained and that instructors are kept up to date with the latest training methods.

Below are just a few of the many benefits STOTT PILATES can deliver.

STOTT PILATES is  a highly configurable system that can be adjusted to suit the needs of all people –  making it ideal for those recovering from injury, pre and post-natal women, for people in rehab from surgical procedures  and those suffering from chronic pain. It is recommended by Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors as one of the safest, gentlest ways of exercising .

Pilates develops the framework that stabilizes our back and supports our arms, shoulder girdle and legs. This has long term dividends for us as we get older as this positively affects our balance. When coupled with the general fitness benefits delivered by Pilates, we can help reduce the risk of falls and help retain our mobility into older age.

In addition to the physical and musculoskeletal benefits Pilates provides, the core principles of Pilates; breathing technique, concentration, control, routine, precision and mind-body awareness, all contribute to reducing stress in our daily lives.

Pilates places a lot of emphasis on mind-body connection. Breathing properly. Moving in a controlled way. It takes concentration and very much ‘being in the moment’. The increased body awareness, improved posture and generally feeling fitter all raise your feeling of well being. Walking tall. Standing straight. Being able to move more freely. They are great feelings.

If you already exercise on a regular basis then Pilates is the perfect compliment to your current activities. Be they aerobic activities like walking, swimming or cycling or something involving strength training – Pilates will help you to do them better and for longer. Building leaner, longer muscles that are strong but not bulky. Supporting our carriage when exercising to reduce the risk of injury. These are just some of the benefits Pilates will bring to your lifestyle.

Every part of your body gets a workout in a STOTT PILATES class, which is why it is so effective at creating balance in our posture and musculature. If you have limited time to fit exercise classes into your life then Pilates should really be one of your ‘go to’ exercises to get a complete body workout.

Want to Find Out More?

These are just a few of the benefits of incorporating Pilates into your life. If you’d like to find out more then visit our blog article Pilates As A Lifestyle Choice where we discuss some of these benefits in a little more detail.

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