pilates-by-powermovescomsgPilates was originally designed to treat the injured soldiers of World War I. Although it was developed for rehabilitation purposes, Pilates has become extremely popular with dancers, gymnasts and celebrities seeking the long and lean-muscled look. Today the Pilates method is widely practised for both its regenerating and rejuvenating benefits as well as its fitness benefits. Many celebrities like Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston and Madonna include Pilates into their regular detox cum fitness plans.

Pilates is effective in rejuvenation and detox therapy because of its strong focus on good posture, efficient movement and strengthening of proper musculature. With better body awareness through Pilates, one’s posture, motor control and precision in movement can be improved. This results in better, more productive and efficient muscle functions during the workout and in daily life. Pilates also helps to improve one’s overall flexibility and mobility through its controlled, low-impact movements.

Regular practice of Pilates will ensure improved balance, coordination and circulation as well as increased core strength and stability. Pilates emphasizes controlled movements and correct breathing which helps to ease pain, stiffness and rigid joints. Pilates also helps to improve digestion, sharpen your mental clarity, increase your energy levels and keep you on track with eating right and feeling good.

Many health professionals recommend Pilates in a detox programme that promotes lasting benefits. All Pilates exercises are scientifically-based, gentle and restorative, and can be modified to meet the needs of each individual. Last but not least, Pilates is designed as a mind-body regime that reduces stress and anxiety through consistent practice.

Call 6472-2221 for your next Pilates session at PowerMoves Pilates in the Park (Dempsey or Bishan studios) or visit www.powermoves.com.sg for more on Pilates and its multiple benefits.