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  • Common Pilates Myths answered

    Pilates is a popular form of exercise that has been around for over 100 years, and like any popular exercise form, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding it which may be preventing you from having these clients attend your classes!

    Here are some common Pilates myths and the facts that debunk them:

    Myth #1: Pilates is only for women. Fact: Pilates was actually created by a man, Joseph Pilates, and was originally practiced by soldiers and athletes. It is a great workout for both men and women, and can be customised to fit the needs and goals of each individual.

    Myth #2: Pilates is not a good workout. Fact: Pilates is a challenging full-body workout that can be adapted to different fitness levels and goals. It can help improve strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, and can be a great addition to any fitness routine. Did you see Paddy Mcguiness recent video on how hard he found the class?

    Myth #3: Pilates is only for people with good flexibility. Fact: Pilates can actually help improve flexibility, and can be adapted to fit the needs of individuals with varying levels of flexibility. The exercises can be modified to accommodate different ranges of motion and abilities.

    Myth #4: Pilates is too slow and not intense enough. Fact: While Pilates may not involve as much high-impact cardio as other forms of exercise, it is still a challenging workout that can be intense and effective. The focus on controlled movements and engaging the core muscles can help improve overall strength and fitness.

    Myth #5: Pilates is only for young people. Fact: Pilates is a low-impact workout that can be adapted for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. It can be particularly beneficial for seniors, as it can help improve balance, flexibility, and strength while reducing the risk of injury.

    By debunking these common myths, we can encourage more people to give Pilates a try and experience its many benefits.


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