It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives. Suddenly you are wondering: what workout is fun, stress-relieving, joint sparing, back saving, and gives me a strong lean body with a rockin’ core?
Pilates is your answer.
The Reformers and Towers at our studio provide supportive, comfortable, tangible boundaries to help you feel the work. Pilates rebalances the relationships of your muscles as your mind-body connection deepens with increased total body awareness, attained by developing coordination, centering, concentration, precision, breath, flow, and best of all, control. In other words, you feel better because you move well.
Moving well is how Pilates becomes a long term solution to back pain. With the correct focus on muscles that improve posture and movement, the potential for injury is decreased. At the same time, you’ll learn to stop recruiting over-used muscles. Some commonly over-used muscles are located in the upper back, neck, lower back, front of hips, and front of thighs. Some of the many benefits to Pilates are:
· Increased abdominal endurance.
· Increased abdominal and lower back muscular strength.
· Increased upper-body muscular endurance.
· Improved flexibility (especially in hamstrings and back).
· Improved dynamic balance, lowering risk of falls.
· Improved body composition.
· Improved mental clarity.
· Improved satisfaction with life, fitness level, and overall appearance.
Pilates continues to be loved by 8 Million Pilates buffs worldwide, including our Pilates students and Pilates Instructors at the PJCC. For more information about Pilates at the PJCC, click on the links below! We’ll see you at the studio.
Monique Molino is the Pilates Coordinator at the PJCC
(Peninsula Jewish Community Center).
To visit the Pilates studio at the PJCC,
contact Monique at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.