Most of us have heard of, or experienced Pilates before, but our understandings of what Pilates actually is and what is involved in Pilates classes is quite varied from person to person. A lot depends on what we are hoping to achieve from Pilates, the instructor of the class and location of the class (is it in a gym, private class, healthcare centre etc).
The idea of this article is to give you an idea of what you can expect in my Pilates class, and also will give those of you who already attend the thoughts behind what I do in my Pilates classes.
In this next article in our stretch series, I am going to be looking at whether stretching actually increases the length of our muscles and makes us more flexible like we all believe. It’s commonly believed that if we stretch (especially after exercises) we are increasing the length of our muscles which will increase our flexibility and will help prevent injury & muscle soreness (DOMS). The latest research has shown that this is probably not the case.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!