For many of us a new year means a new start
and of course, New Year's Resolutions. The resolutions we make vary from
person to person, but one of the most popular resolutions to make is one
regarding our health. This is also one of the most notoriously difficult
resolutions to keep, with many of us falling off the band wagon just 6 weeks
This is usually
because the goals we set are unattainable and unrealistic, so we become
demotivated as we struggle and don't see the results we expected. A fantastic
way to improve your over all health and well being to to take up Pilates. It's relaxing,
therapeutic and offers brilliant health benefits to help you achieve your goals
in the new year.
What Exactly IsPilates?
Pilatesis thought of as a more difficult form of yoga. Whilst
yoga primarily focuses on stretching the body and your breathing,Pilatesalso works to strengthen your body
whilst maintaining all the benefits from yoga.
Over allPilatesfocusses on stretching and
strengthening the body from top to toe as well as improving balance, posture
and flexibility. No matter your age or fitness level you will be able to take
upPilatesas the exercises span from easy to
intermediate and advanced.
What Are The Health
Pilatesboasts a lot of health benefits. It's well known that yoga
is great for your health, butPilatespushes the benefits that one step
further. ThroughPilatesyou can:
·Improve your posture
·Improve your strength
·Improve muscle tone
·Improve joint mobility
·Strengthen your back
·Strengthen your core
Through carrying out
this one exercise you can increase your over all health and strength, not to
mention benefiting from feel good endorphins that are released when you
One of the best
elements ofPilatesis that it doesn't feel like vigorous exercise
that leaves you out of breath, exhausted and aching.Pilatestakes the relaxing and therapeutic
elements from yoga but aims to push your body that little bit further to also
increase general health and fitness.
It's this relaxing
element to the exercise that makes it easy to stick to as it doesn't feel like
a real struggle and most people who doPilatesfind it really enjoyable. So many of
us go wrong when it comes to fitness goals by pushing ourselves too hard too
fast and then find we are unable to keep this high level up.Pilates holidaysoffer a great way to improve your
over all fitness, tone up and reduce body fat with achievable exercises that
leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated.
Pilatescan also work for the individual, allowing you to exercise
at a level at which you feel comfortable. As you improve you are then able to
increase the level at which you are exercising, meaning you can constantly move
forwards, ever improving your health and fitness to reach your goals.
Pilatesis a great exercise to add to your lifestyle, whether you
practice it every day, or once a week,Pilatescan help you reach your goals and
stick to your New Year's Resolution in 2014.