What Pilates can do for you

Filed under: Pilates Info — Mark on March 8, 2011

If you are looking for Pilates classes in Blackburn, you might want to know a little about how and why it exists. Pilates has been around since the beginning of the last century, and was created by a man called Joseph Pilates. Joseph suffered from many illnesses as a child, and he developed his exercise technique as a way of both overcoming this and of negating the stresses that modern living brings, such as work, commuting and financial worries.

These days, Pilates is known to be one of the best ways to improve the condition of the body while reducing stress, which is why it is popular with people with high profile, stressful careers such as actors and sports stars. Pilates focuses on the relationship between the body and the mind, and it can be used to improve many different aspects of mental and physical health.

In Blackburn, Pilates classes are popular with a wide range of people, from parents to overworked professionals, and it is suitable for any age of level of fitness. It is even effective for women who are pregnant, as it concentrates on the core muscles of the stomach and back.

Pilates can be very effective in improving muscle tone and enhancing posture. It also concentrates on breathing exercises and you can learn to relax your mind, which is especially important in today’s overstimulated world. When you enrol in Pilates classes in Blackburn, you will be introduced to many different methods for achieving this.

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