What can Pilates really do for you? Pilates has become hugely popular over the last 10 years. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 20th century, the method was based on the idea that our minds can control our muscles. No wonder it is such a brilliant exercise for body AND mind. And, that’s what makes it the perfect exercise for anyone and everywhere. Not quite convinced? Well, then read on and see why there is no alternative but to love Pilates!
1. Train muscles you didn’t even know you had!
Those not new to the exercise will know – you will train some muscles you didn’t even know existed! Activating the deep core muscles through controlled movements, Pilates will give you stability at each segment of the spine like no other fitness programme. It is gentle but challenging – which makes it a perfect exercise for everyone. Prone to injuries? Well, Pilates is your way to stay fit and healthy then.
2. It’s not just about the body
Pilates is more than just a workout for your body, it really clears your mind as well as making you feel refreshed and focused. Studies revealed that Pilates can improve your memory and make you smarter. Learning new activities is a proven brain-training technique. So, learning a new Pilates movement on your holiday will not only leave you revitalised but will challenge the mind at the same time.
3. You can take it outside with you
Pilates is a wonderful exercise to do anywhere at any time. Fed up with the same Pilates studios or crowded gyms? We know that being outside in the sunshine increases your motivation towards exercise dramatically. That’s why our Pilates holidays in Italy provide the perfect opportunity to break daily routines, find new motivation and start new habits.
4. Less is more
Every movement in Pilates is based around the abdominal centre and the muscles in the torso. Instead of relying on endless repetitions of the same exercise, Pilates focuses on precision and control of your movement. Instead of being exhausted, you will feel energized and inspired. Isn’t that what you want from a holiday?
5. Say good bye to back pain!
Suffering from back pain? Pilates is an exercise that can relief back pain and promotes back health. It teaches awareness of movement habits that may stress the spine, and helps you to change these harmful movements. Our inspiring Pilates instructors are highly qualified in helping you with the nasty back pain and will tailor an exercise programme around your individual needs.
Pilates really isn’t difficult to love. Are you just as convinced about the exercise as we are? Or, would you like to know more about Pilates? We at Flavours offer inspiring Pilates holidays for all levels and abilities. Staying in private villas surrounded by breathtaking Italian landscape, you are guaranteed to revitalise body AND mind. For more information, contact our team today or download our 2015 brochure!