Are you serious about meeting your fitness goals? Have you had an, “aha” moment, one which has shown you the quality of life that could be yours, leaving you ready to tackle the challenge, regardless of how big or small it is, so that you can attain the health you desire and live the life you want to? If so, you’ve probably decided that you need a regimen that incorporates both aerobic exercise and strength training since the combination of both offers immense benefits, such as increased heart size, lower resting heart rate, increased blood supply, lower risk of chronic diseases, increased lung capacity, decreased body fat and more.
Now that you know you need to incorporate both cardio and strength training, your only decision is determining which kind of strength training exercise to pursue. While you could choose to start with weight lifting, another form of strength training exercise is Pilates. While strength training is excellent for building upper body strength, the benefits of Pilates focus more on the lower body and abdomen and are not to be scoffed at. The benefits of Pilates are numerous and well worth the time and effort it takes to learn the style of exercise and discipline. Some of the benefits of Pilates include greater muscle strength, greater flexibility and joint mobility, increased muscle tone, greater stabilization of the spinal cord, gentle on old injuries, better mental acuity, more of a mind-body connection, excellent relaxation and stress management and many, many more.
If you’re ready to learn about more benefits, or to fully experience the benefits of Pilates, contact us at Fitness By Design! We look forward to giving you further information about Pilates.