Pilates

Research Supports the Benefits of Pilates

Researchers from two Portuguese Universities and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing conducted a literature review. The data found strong evidence the pilates improved flexibility and dynamic balance of  subjects when compared with inactive individuals. Flexibility also improved among Pilates participants versus those in habitual exercise groups. Moderate evidence from one high quality study reported …

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Pilates Improves Life Satisfaction for Women

Women who practice pilates consistently for at least 6 months may improve life satisfaction, total physical self-concept and perceptions of their own appearance, functionality and health status, according to research published in Women Health (2011: 51). This was a study of  80 women ages 25-55. After 6 months the pilates group member showed significant improvement …

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Pilates Helps Low Back Pain

Pilates has been found to provide the same benefits  for people with chronic low-back pain. Findings from the randomized controlled study appeared in Medicine Science in Sports & Exercise (2012: 10). Pilates subjects received an individualized, direction-specific exercise program designed for them by a physical therapist after an examination. For 6 weeks everyone did supervised …

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What Pilates can do for people living with MS

Pilates is preventative maintenance or rehabilitative to the MS client. With a qualified instructor, posture and movement are the primary factors when starting an exercise program. If an MS client experiences a neurological set back or “flare-up” it can then cause compensatory issues. For example, a numb foot can cause a person to drag the …

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