To gain more success from your Pilates workouts

 

Having taught Pilates for over ten years, I thought of 8 simple things that would help my clients have a more successful Pilates session.

1.) you must relax. Relaxing is the first step of every Pilates workout.

2) you must focus. The mind is the one that builds the body.

3) you must breath correctly. You must breath from your diaphragm while doing the Pilates exercises. This kind of breathing works out the muscles found between your ribs.

4) you must have a good body posture while doing the Pilates exercises. Having a good posture enables you to exercise the skeletal muscles which in turn ensures a good body posture all day long.

5) center your body. That way you will protect your tense areas and avoid workout injuries.

6) you must coordinate your movements with your breathing and keeping a good body posture.

7) you must do fluid movements done with grace and control. They also must be done right.

8) you must increase the strength of your muscles gradually. Having a good stable position while working out is a must. You should do only the exercises for which you have the strength.

In the next several weeks, I am going to post some personal testimonies from my existing clients.  I thought it may be interesting to hear from some of your friends and colleagues on how Pilates has affected them.  Enjoy!

June 27, 2010 · Monica Dawson · Comments Closed
Posted in: Injury Prevention