Benefits of Pilates
By emphasizing proper breathing - correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become in balance with your body. You actually learn how to be in better control of its movements.
In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency, and can reduce stress.
Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned. This will help you enjoy your daily activities with greater ease, improve your sports performance and decrease the chances of injury. That's why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.
It's Gentle. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bering.
At Bardonia Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Balance Pilates has found a wonderful niche to compliment our other wellness services. Annmarie Lentini is a certified Pilates instructor with special training in utilizing The Reformer.
Balance Pilates is by appointment only. Call Annmarie at 845-323-2484 to set up your appointment for a one-on-one session.