PHYSICAL FITNESS FRIDAYS-PILATES
Happy Friday to you! Welcome to this edition of Physical Fitness Fridays! As I mentioned last Friday, for the next few Fridays, I will be posting about alternative exercises you can try to vary your workout routine.
Today, I'm going to discuss Pilates. I happen to enjoy Pilates and will often pop in my Pilates dvd just to switch things up!
Here is some more skinny on Pilates:
Pilates was developed from rehabilitation techniques by Joseph Pilates. It's an exercise system using a floor mat or equipment.
Pilates builds strength without the excess bulk for an overall toned physique. You gain body awareness and good posture. It helps to improve flexibilty, strength and injury prevention. It also helps you to focus on your breathing which is beneficial outside of the actual Pilates practice.
I strongly recommend trying Pilates if you haven't already. I have practiced Pilates just using a mat or floor at home and I also had a private Pilates class when I lived in NYC where I was able to use the equipment and it was quite amazing I must say.
Pilates is very popular, so I'm sure if you haven't tried it, you have at least heard of it and there are classes just about everywhere, so you shouldn't have any problem finding one. For more information on Pilates, click here.
As always, let me know if you try it!