Pilates really IS different from weight training, according to research.
A series of studies conducted in the late 1990s and early 2000s, by educational and research institutions around the world have reached similar conclusions:
Due to the nature of Pilates and the breathing method, most people experience a renewed sense of well-being instead of feeling exhausted or depleted.
Pilates is a strength workout that elongates muscles instead of shortening and tightening muscles and joints as does weight training.
People who experience Pilates report that they become stronger, longer, leaner and more able to do anything with grace and ease.
Every exercise is designed to work your whole body, create elasticity in your muscles and dramatically improve posture.
Done regularly (2 - 3 times a week), Pilates flattens abs by using the abdominal muscles that encircle your middle like a corset that cinches the waist from the inside. The exercises are structured to develop abdominal strength and work the entire body so you will increase overall muscle tone, body awareness and balance.
Clients who make Pilates part of their lives find that their torso, legs and arms becomes longer and leaner.
Since Pilates works to correct postural issues, clients who regularly perform the exercises usually find relief for their back and neck pain and issues involving shoulders, hips, knees and feet.
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Created by Joseph Pilates, this unique exercise system lengthens as it strengthens your muscles by working from the inside out.