How Pilates will make 2019 your best year yet

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Want more energy, improved mobility, and a revitalized mind all year round? We know just the thing.

A new year is here once more! This time of year seems to offer everyone the opportunity to build on their successes from the year before, advance their dreams or simply wipe out the mistakes of yester-year and start afresh. January 1st is usually synonymous with resolutions and personal change, the most common resolutions being related to health and general well being, as well as skills advancement. Pilates is proudly linked to all of the above, and is a fantastic practice for a holistic transformation.

In the spirit of New Year excitement, let’s jump right into the benefits Pilates has in store for you across the board:

Physical benefits

In our opinion, Pilates is by far one of the most beneficial and highly motivating forms of exercise available. It’s low-impact movements; high regard for control and attention to capability makes it suitable for just about anyone at any age. Taught to suit the individual, Pilates consistently re-evaluates your progress and performance to ensure that you are not only building your overall mobility safely, but also keeps you interested and advancing. From increased core-control and flexibility to improved posture, weight loss and energy, it is easy to see why Pilates is so popular.

Mental benefits

Did you know Pilates could better your memory, lower the risk of Alzheimer’s, improve your learning and problem-solving abilities, and increase your IQ? If that’s not a reason to start Pilates training in 2019, we don’t know what is. According to recent scientific findings, exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility. This powerhouse benefit couple with the serenity of practising Pilates makes for not only an enjoyable choice, but a smarter one too!

Emotional benefits

With a life of fulfillment and happiness being so high on the resolution spectrum, it is essential to note that Pilates has a huge impact on your emotional well-being. The deep breathing is linked to better sleep, seeing the physical changes occurring improves your confidence and self-esteem, Pilates decreases anxiety and releases anti-aging stress relieving chemicals called endorphins (bonus!), and the intense concentration on taking charge of your movements makes you feel more in-control overall, more focused and mentally stimulated.

If you’re as convinces as we are that Pilates is a New Year must, we’ve put together 3 quick-reference tips to keep you on your journey:

  1. Create a vision board that excites you: Make it as real for yourself as possible. Answer questions like “How do I want to feel each day?” and “Why do I want to experience a life of better focus and energy?” These will help manifest a clear goal and make sure you appreciate how you are growing towards it.
  2. Set small, achievable, weekly goals: Everyone loves to feel like a winner and this will keep you motivated and confident in your progress!
  3. Use and abuse the digital age. We live in an era where we can track just about anything and everything. Track your transformation with your favourite health app!

Ready to begin? Contact us for advice on a reputable Pilates studio & trainer in your area!

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