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The Spa at Stanley House shares an insight as to why you should start practicing pilates:

1. Stress Relief

Pilates builds stamina, mentally and physically. By improving your concentration and connecting your body with your mind, you will find an ultimate state of relaxation that can last for hours. A Pilate’s session after work will alleviate your daily tension and will equilibrate your sleep patterns.

2. Better breathing

One of the main focuses in Pilates is on breathing – a deep, mindful pattern of breathing that instantly recovers your body and helps you find peace and a calmer mind. By learning how to breathe properly you will increase concentration, obtaining a better performance from all the organs in your body. It works wonders on helping to get into a good sleeping pattern too.

3. Natural Body Toning

When doing Pilates the only weight you will lift is your own. Your body will then create a natural resistance in your muscles that will lead to a better toning and muscle definition over your entire body! A complete workout.

4. Get bikini body ready

Pilates helps you achieve your dream body as its primary focus is on the areas that usually are the main concern for women: the abdominals, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. You also see results in a short period of time which means you can shape up under a deadline such as a holiday, wedding or special occasion!

5. Core Strength

Pilates works on the deep muscles of the back, abdomen and pelvic floor, which are the muscles we rely on to support our whole body. So, by keeping your core as strong as possible, you will notice better flowed movements and less aches and pains.

6. Recover from injuries

Pilates has very low impact on your joints, so it’s ideal for people who want to recover from injuries. It also improves flexibility which reduces the risk of aches and pains.

7. Alleviate Back Pain

Most back pains result from faulty postures and a sedentary lifestyle. Pilates works constantly on beneficial posture: a poised and lifted body, free from tension and pain, which creates the perfect body alignment. That’s why it is ideal for people with spinal and back problems.

8. Better Posture (it can make you taller!)

Pilates helps you to improve your body posture and lengthen your muscles which not only will make you look more elegant but maybe a few inches taller too!

9. It’s Energising

Some Pilate’s movements such as the ‘hundred’ or the ‘ball roll’ increase the levels of oxygen that flows to your mind… This can give you a huge energy boost, start the day by practicing these techniques for a vibrant start to the day!

10. Fast results

If you practice Pilates regularly (at least a 90 min session twice per week) you will start seeing results in just two weeks, as the muscles start reshaping and gaining flexibility. So not only is this wonder exercise technique fun but it really is the best choice for impatient people that want to see results fast!