04 Jun Feel Young with Pilates
Thank you for joining me here today!
There is a famous quote from Joseph Pilates, which says “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young”.
I want to talk to you about one of the greatest reasons why Pilates is so popular: the transformative magic it can work on your body as you grow older. Whatever your age or shape you have Pilates can help to improve it, creating a balanced body that feels balanced, energised and looks more youthful.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to keep as close as possible the figure you had in your thirties, but to do so requires a holistic approach like Pilates. You must go to a Pilates studio for this, not a Pilates gym class (they focus on ready-made on size fits all routine mat work), you need access to additional Pilates equipment like the Reformer, Wunda chair and so forth. Studio Pilates will give you an assessment first, to find which areas of your body are out of balance, e.g. you lean forward slightly when you walk, overworking lower back muscles and leaving stomach muscles weaker, before creating a program specifically tailored to your body. Like Pilates said a balanced, flexible energised body is a youthful one.
As you progress through Pilates practice, keeping up with your exercises as often as you can (as if with any discipline, the more time spent practising, the quicker improvements are seen), you will find that your stomach flattens as core strength is developed alongside balanced muscles. You’ll become aware of how you use your body, correcting years of bad habits, improving posture, flexibility and coordination.
If you think your spine is a little too inflexibly stiff for your liking, why not get in contact and see how together we can create a balanced body that supports you with energy.