Movement of the Month: Pilates

What better way to burn the bird then to challenge yourself to a full body exercise that is famous for developing strength, flexibility and coordination? That’s right, pilates may help you connect and integrate your power by putting fuel in your core.

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed by German born Joseph Pilates. It is a mind/body exercise that is innovative, creative, and tailored to improve posture, movement patterns and agility. It can be done on a mat, with props, or on machines such as the reformer demonstrated.

Want to try but don’t want to join a class? There are wonderful online streaming options such as PilatesAnytime.com that allows you to pick your level and pick a style. Not sure but want some help? Consider signing up for free demo sessions. Group classes are also great ways for you to meet new people and to try it out under a supervised environment. Have back or neck problems? Do not worry. Therapeutic private sessions can be just as good as a visit to your physical therapist, just as long as the treating provider has been trained in rehabilitation principles and is willing to work with your doctor on understanding your injuries and your comorbidities.

If you are interested in learning more, I am accepting new consultations at Midtown Athletic Club. Feel free to contact me online on my contact form or call me at 585-441-1056.