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What are the possible benefits of Pilates?

A regular pilates practice will transform your body. Some of the main added benefits are improved body awareness, core strength, injury prevention, stress reduction, spinal mobility, endurance, digestion, energy, circulation, range of motion, coordination, and balance. Body awareness includes developing the ability to move mindfully and control muscles' movement, posture, and excess tension. This improves coordination and balance and takes stress off of spine, neck, and shoulders. Core strength is key to strong movement, balance, and performance. This encourages improved postures, reduces back pain, and improves overall bodily stability. Pilates trains the body to perform controlled movements, which can help prevent injuries.
In recent years pilates has become a very popular training method. Pilates exercises help strengthen the body's core by developing pelvic and shoulder girdle stability, abdominal control, along with using focused breathing patterns. Pilates exercises also focus on improving muscular strength, flexibility, and endurance, without risking injury or building bulk.

Some of the key benefits of pilates include: leaner, longer muscles, improved core strength and stability, injury prevention, relief from stress and back pain, improved balance and coordination, better posture, enhanced athletic performance, heightened mind-body awareness, and increased self-confidence.

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