Benefits of Pilates and low-impact workouts

At Fernwood, we believe in supporting women at every stage of their fitness journey. Pilates is the perfect form of movement that emphasises control, alignment, and breathing, making it suitable for individuals of all fitness levels and ages.

Our top reasons to incorporate Pilates into your lifestyle!

Enhanced Core Strength
Pilates targets the core muscles effectively. Through a series of precise movements, it strengthens the deep abdominal muscles, pelvic floor, and back muscles. This not only improves posture but also provides stability and support to the spine, reducing the risk of back pain and injury.

Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion
Low-impact exercises, such as yoga and Pilates, incorporate stretches that enhance flexibility and joint mobility. By lengthening and elongating the muscles, they help to improve range of motion, preventing stiffness and promoting better movement patterns in daily activities.

Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention
Low-impact exercises are gentle on the joints, making them ideal for individuals recovering from injuries or with joint conditions. They provide a low-risk environment to rebuild strength and flexibility, facilitating rehabilitation while minimising the risk of further injury.

Mind-Body Connection
Both Pilates and low-impact workouts emphasise mindfulness and concentration. By focusing on breath control and precise movements, they promote a strong mind-body connection, reducing stress and improving mental clarity. This holistic approach enhances overall well-being and fosters a sense of inner balance.

Postural Alignment
Poor posture is a common modern-day ailment, often exacerbated by sedentary lifestyles and excessive screen time. Pilates and low-impact exercises target the muscles responsible for maintaining proper alignment, helping to counteract the effects of prolonged sitting and standing. By promoting good posture, they alleviate strain on the spine and joints, reducing the risk of pain and injury.

Accessible to All Fitness Levels
One of the greatest benefits of Pilates and low-impact workouts is their accessibility. They can be adapted to suit individuals of all fitness levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes. With modifications and variations available for each exercise, everyone can participate and progress at their own pace, making these forms of exercise inclusive and empowering.

Try a Pilates class today!

Incorporating Pilates and low-impact exercises into your routine can provide transformative results for both body and mind.

Try a class at your local Fernwood and notice the difference it makes to your day-to-day life.

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This information is of a general nature. It does not take into consideration your personal or health conditions. Always consult your GP, medical specialist, or mental health specialist, for health-related advice.


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