Staying healthy and remaining fit is a major concern in today’s modern society, and Pilates dramatically and rapidly improves strength, flexibility, posture. If you are looking for a place to try Pilates for the first time then Iso Fit is the right place for you. Iso Fit has brilliant and dedicated trainers who can help you with different exercises and can give you expert advice on your health. Here are a few of the muscle groups you may be missing out on:
Pilates forces you to fire up deep intrinsic muscles like the multifidi, which runs the length of and surrounds your spine, and the transverse abdominis, which is essentially your body’s natural girdle. Stabilizer muscles do just that: stabilize. They stabilize your spine, your pelvis, and your core. Focusing on what’s happening inside and holding strong in your middle is what allows you to control the movements instead of letting gravity and momentum pull you and the carriage back to neutral.
The iliopsoas connects the lower spine and hip with the front of your thigh. You might have trouble just pronouncing the name of this muscle (it’s actually two muscles working in tandem), but it’s even harder to actually find the iliopsoas. Pilates helped me do it! The tiny iliopsoas is not something you’ll ever see in the mirror, but you’ll certainly feel its effects.
Underneath your rear deltoids (back of your shoulders) are two small but important muscles called the teres major and teres minor. Why are they important? They, along with the much larger latissimus dorsi, help to tighten the armpit, eliminating arm flab. Triceps presses and push-ups work toward this goal too, but engaging the muscles in your back is what really sculpts upper arms. I felt these muscles engage in many of the resistance movements we did using the cables attached to the reformer.
Practitioners suggest that regular Pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, along with relieving stress and tension in the body. For elite athletes, including dancers, Pilates can complement their training by nurturing total body strength, stamina and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury. Joseph Pilates once said, ‘You are only as young as your spine is flexible.‘ Nothing can be better than Pilates when it comes to invigorating fluidity and flexibility in your body!
Iso Fit was established back in 1988 by Dawnna Wayburne with a vision to provide fitness services to their customers and clients. Iso Fit studios are fully equipped with a team of dedicated experienced professionals who have been extensively trained in Polestar Pilates and Gyrotonic methods, as well as a variety of other exercise methods. Polestar Education is a worldwide provider of rehabilitation-based Pilates education, producing high-caliber Pilates teachers and successful Pilates studio models.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit Iso Fit now and get fit in no time!
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