WHAT IS PI­LATES?

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

Ac­cord­ing to the Bet­ter Health Chan­nel – a web­site funded by the State Gov­ern­ment of Vic­to­ria – pi­lates im­proves flex­i­bil­ity, strength, bal­ance and body aware­ness. It con­sists of mov­ing through a slow se­ries of ex­er­cises us­ing ab­dom­i­nal con­trol and proper breath­ing. Health ben­e­fits in­clude im­proved sta­bil­i­sa­tion of the spine, im­proved pos­ture and safe re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of joint and spinal in­juries. Pi­lates is a low-im­pact form of ex­er­cise but peo­ple who have re­cently had surgery should seek med­i­cal ad­vice be­fore em­bark­ing on a new pro­gram.

Pi­lates com­bines stretch­ing and strength­en­ing ex­er­cises.

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