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The Benefits of Pilates

The Benefits of Pilates | Loren's World

Some people love to run and do more traditional workouts. But if that's not your thing, trying something a little different may do you some good. If you're in need of an all-around workout routine, check out Pilates for a balance of gentle stretching combined with strength training for a lean and healthy body. If you're thinking of giving it a try, here is a list of what you can expect.

The Benefits of Pilates | Loren's World

The Benefits of Pilates

Mind & Body Workout: Similar to yoga, Pilates requires concentration, breathing, and proper alignment, making you quickly aware of your body and its needs.

Stress Relief: Because of the breathing, stretching and concentration, Pilates is an excellent stress-reliever.

Gain Flexibility: The stretching and long movements involved in a Pilates workout will make your muscles much more limber.

Leaner Figure: Unlike traditional workouts, which may build shorter, stockier muscles, Pilates creates a longer, leaner figure due to its lengthening moves.

Flat Abs: Because you'll have to use the core of your body frequently, Pilates is a great way to get those flat abs you've been after.

Work Your Entire Body: Pilates requires the involvement of muscles throughout the entire body. If you use both the mat and machine workouts (as recommended with a trainer), your results will be balanced all over rather than isolated to certain parts of the body.

Have you tried Pilates before? What do you think of the workout?