Why Pilates?

Pilates of San Diego is an intimate boutique studio specializing in a variety of Pilates classes bound to fit every body, at every level, at every age. Satisfying and enjoyable are not words commonly used to describe any kind of exercise regimen, but here at Pilates of San Diego, we pride ourselves on making your fitness journey a safe, mindful, and gratifying one.

Why Pilates? People choose Pilates for many reasons: Building strength in all the muscles of the body, increasing mobility and range of motion in all the joints, improving flexibility, reducing pain, and preventing injuries. These are all common benefits of taking Pilates classes but there is much more to it than that! Some of the lesser known benefits that come with a Pilates practice includes a better sense of balance in all areas of life.

There is a Mind-Body component to Pilates and that’s what makes it so special. The part of the brain (the cerebellum) that processes movement is the same part that processes learning which also is a direct pathway to memory, focused attention, and spatial perception. Learning new muscular movement and motor patterns have been shown to enhance brain function (including motor control, coordination, and memory!) Another major benefit is finding the control and centering of your mind. Don’t be surprised to find yourself leaving the class with a lot less stress and a renewed sense of accomplishment.

Besides keeping the mind young and strong, Pilates also does a whirlwind of good for your physical being. Women are often at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, especially later in life. Pilates is a weight-bearing exercise that increases bone density and strength without the risks that come with most weigh-bearing regimes. Reformer pilates is a no-impact movement that’s gentle on the body and joints making it ideal for all ages.

Pilates is also different from traditional resistance and weight training because the emphasis is on the elongation of muscles fibers and improving muscle elasticity. This in turn greatly builds flexibility and mobility in the body making injuries a thing in the past!

Increase you energy and well-being today with us! Pilates is about more than just looking your best. It’s about living the best life you can.

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