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Pilates Makes Everything Better

I love Pilates and really don't think I can sing praise for it enough. The main reason I love Pilates is that it makes everything better — running, sitting, standing, yoga, swimming and even sex.

A major focus of Pilates is posture. When the body is in alignment it works more efficiently which is important when you exercise. For instance take running. When running upright, instead of leaning forward, with the low abs pulled up and in the shoulder blades sliding down the back, your legs can really do their thing — propel you forward.

On the opposite end of the spectrum of physical activities, Pilates also works the pelvic floor muscles along with the deep abs. This focus helps with pelvic stability, incontinence and, yes, sex. I've had clients tell me their husbands really appreciate the pelvic floor work.

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I like thinking of the Pilates studio as a laboratory of controlled movement. You stretch and work your body into extreme ranges of motion and then in the real world you are ready for almost anything.

So if you haven't tried Pilates - do. I think you will love it. If you have any questions about Pilates — ask them by sending me a private message. I am all ears.

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scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I like Pilates a lot and wish the privates weren't so pricey. I have only taken mat classes. J_Stone the group classes tend to be cheaper you should check them out.
J_Stone J_Stone 10 years
I need to work on my posture too. My gym offers Pilates classes but I think they are quite pricey. Maybe one day I will give it a try!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I, too, love Pilates. I am stronger and overall healthier as a result of starting and sticking with the exercises. I'm addicted, for sure!
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