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Pilates enhances mind – body awareness

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Pilates can change the way you move, breathe and hold your posture – all through practicing movements of the body with enhanced mind-body

awareness.

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Benefits of Pilates are:

  •  Improved posture and alignment of your body
  •  Better muscle tone of the core stomach, hip and pelvic floor muscles
  •  Increased flexibility
  •  Improved balance through the ankles/knees/hips and pelvis
  •  Feel more connected and in control of your day to day movements

This method of exercise is often very relaxing and helps your mind to ‘switch off ‘ from the stresses of life.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a very gentle form of exercise that focuses on the core muscles that support the back and pelvis, helping you to maintain good posture. These muscles are important in preventing and managing back pain, including sciatica and Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)-previously known as symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).  Pilates also involves stretching exercises, breathing control, relaxation and awareness of the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder.

What are the benefits?

Research so far has shown that exercise in pregnancy and the postnatal period can promote a more positive recovery with increased social support; maintain fitness, flexibility and a healthy weight; improve body image, self confidence, circulation, breathing control and awareness.

A 1 hour Postnatal Pilates class will run at Helio Fitness every Thursday from 11.30am. For further information you can contact Julie Manley

on 07788884134  or email at phoenixphysio.nw@gmail.com

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