Do you have a desk job? Pilates can help you live a better life. Sitting (or even standing!) at a desk for eight hours a day can create imbalances in your neck, back, hips and legs. It also contributes to a weak core which exacerbates these issues. Correcting these imbalances and weaknesses is exactly what Pilates excels at. The system is designed to build muscles that are balanced on both sides of your body and are long and elastic. A flexible and balanced body is less prone to injury.
Desk workers in particular are prone to these problems. Even the best of us have a hard time getting up and moving around at regular intervals while on the job. These long bouts of sitting (slouching ;)) cause your muscles to atrophy and shorten. Pilates provides a methodical approach that helps counteract these effects by lengthening and strengthening your musculature while also creating an awareness that makes you more mindful of your body as you go about your everyday life. A private Pilates session offers a level of focus that larger classes cannot offer. This focus and attention, targeted to your lifestyle, allows for faster results and will quickly move you down the road toward a healthier – and much happier – you.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Hubertus Pilates