Do I need to be fit to do Pilates?

Filed under: Pilates Info — Cathy on October 27, 2009

It seems to be a common misconception, certainly in some areas, that you need to become fitter before you join a Pilates class but this certainly isn’t the case.

Pilates is ideal for people of all ages and at all levels of fitness and indeed, has often been recommended by GPs for those with particular back problems so you certainly don’t need to be fit before you start doing Pilates.

Thanks to its small movements, Pilates is ideal for those wanting to increase their general fitness levels, rehabilitate themselves after injury, pre and post natal fitness, sports training and a whole host of other needs.

For those who spend hours in front of a computer or sat in a car, then Pilates can help to realign good posture and increase mobility.

For those who haven’t been to the gym for some time, Pilates helps build strength and increase energy at your own pace. In fact, for those who do regular sports training, Pilates still being its own benefits as testified by David Beckham and the New Zealand All Blacks. Pilates helps sportspeople become stronger at their sport and target neglected muscle groups.

Even if you suffer from a condition such as osteoporosis or MS, or are recovering from injury, Pilates can help increase mobility and health.

All you need to do is ensure you work with a qualified Pilates instructor in small Pilates classes in Pilates classes pilates classes Pilates classes or groups, or even on a one-to-one basis, and you will feel the benefits of Pilates in no time.

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