There are many ways to get in shape, and different workouts offer different benefits. Pilates is one of the most effective ways to build strength and flexibility while shaping and toning your body and burning fat. When it comes to Pilates, it’s all about the quality of the movements rather than the quantity of reps. Pilates emphasises correct spinal and pelvic alignment, proper breathing, and smooth, flowing movements to empower you to become completely in tune with your body and learn to control its movements better.
Strengthen your core
Pilates at Hanger 66 focuses on helping you develop a strong core, which means a strong back and strong, flat abdominal muscles. Your core muscles are the deep abdominal muscles and the ones closest to your spine. You can learn to control your core by incorporating the shoulders, trunk, and pelvis into your movements, and Pilates does just that.
Lengthen your muscles and gain flexibility
More traditional workouts tend to be weight-bearing, which means they’ll form short, bulky muscles. These muscles are more prone to injury than longer, leaner muscles. Pilates elongates and strengthens muscles, giving them more elasticity and improving joint mobility. When your strength and flexibility are balanced, you are less vulnerable to injury.
Learn to move more efficiently
When you participate in group Pilates in Brisbane, you’ll be training multiple muscle groups at one time using smooth, continuous movements. As you develop proper technique, you’ll retrain your body to move in more efficient and safer patterns, which is essential for sports performance, good posture, injury recovery, and optimal overall health.
Enjoy a gentle yet challenging workout
In Pilates, you’ll perform many of the exercises in sitting or reclining positions. Most of the movements are low-impact and only partially weight-bearing. These features make Pilates safe enough to use in physical therapy facilities for injury rehabilitation. Pilates is also perfect for people of all fitness levels, even complete beginners. However, it’s also challenging. One of the great things about Pilates is that it is a highly flexible system and most exercises can be modified to suit the level of difficulty you need, from beginner through advanced. You can get the workout you need now and increase the intensity as your body becomes more conditioned.
Hanger 66: Your Pilates Studio in Brisbane
If you’re ready to try Pilates in South Brisbane, you’ve come to the right place. At Hanger 66, we offer a range of group fitness classes including Pilates for men and women of all fitness levels. At our South Brisbane studio, you’ll discover that we are a family – not just another gym. We welcome newcomers and offer the support and encouragement you need to establish a healthy workout routine. We place a strong focus on appreciating what your body can do – not what it looks like in the mirror. We love helping our clients reach new fitness goals and develop the confidence that comes with having a strong, healthy body. Challenge yourself today – give Hanger 66 a call and learn more about our group Pilates and other fitness classes.