Just under a year ago, I got certified to teach mat Pilates through Core Pilates NYC. Unlike my nutrition certification, I am actually using this one! I teach in Tribeca, at Do Yoga, Do Pilates, on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM and Thursdays at 6:30 PM.
Those unfamiliar with Pilates tend to be scared and stay away but there are so many benefits to take advantage of.
I am trained in the classical method which was organized by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. What is Pilates exactly? Similar to yoga, its a combination of physical and mental exercises that utilize stretches and breathing, but have a strong focus on strengthening the core, which is the most vital part of the body.
Pilates is not just a core workout however, strong abs can cause:
- Improved posture
- Reduced lower back pain
- Better balance and stability
- Better sports performance
- Reduced injury risk
- Better sex (if you remember to engage your pelvic floor during each class)
- Increased flexibility
- Your inner organs and central nervous system in place
- Easier breathing
As I re-brand the blog, I will be digging deeper into Pilates and its benefits.
Looking forward to going on this journey with you!