Why is Pilates so good? (especially now during Covid-19)

1. Small space needed & no equipment is required

Pilates is the perfect choice of exercise to do at home. It's effective, efficient and no fancy equipment is required. Just a mat, and maybe a few small props. Ready to go!

If you are needing a Pilates mat or soft Pilates ball click here: Pilates ball

2. Reverses sitting posture

Most people are sitting more than normal during our current Covid-19 situation. Working from home, teaching kids from home, recreating at home (Netflix binge-watching) are all the current norm. 

Pilates helps you reverse your sitting posture by,
  • Improving muscle tone of the core, hips and back
  • Keeping the spine flexible
  • Improving the postural muscles and aligning the head and body
  • Keeping the lungs and respiratory system healthy
  • Reducing aches and pains in the body

Pilates Exercises Strengthens the Core and Improves Posture

3. Pilates focuses on the breath

This is a stressful, anxious time for many. When we spend a lot of time in a "fight or flight" high adrenaline state, we often hold our breath or take shallow, gasping breaths. When our inhale looks like this, we also don't fully exhale and so ultimately starve the cells of fresh oxygen, perpetuating this anxious state.

In Pilates we make sure to breathe deeply and exhale fully to expel stale air and allow more fresh oxygen to reach our cells. Good breathing gently stretches the rib cage, expands and extends the spine and helps us to stay calm, centered and in the present moment.

So if there was ever a time to be practicing Pilates and conscious breathing it is NOW! Pilates will help you proactively stay healthy, keep moving, stay calm and centered. AND you will look amazing!

Join me for weekly group classes with other Pilates students, or focus on your own personalized needs and goals with one-on-one virtual coaching. I am here to help!