Pilates FAQ’s continued…
Can Pilates help me lose weight?
Pilates can be a positive addition to your overall weight-loss program. Weight loss occurs when the number of calories consumed is less than the number of calories expended. The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that includes an aerobic component, such as STOTT PILATES exercise, and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.
How does STOTT PILATES differ from weight training?
-Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction.
-Emphasis on concentric and eccentric contraction for injury prevention, STOTT PILATES exercise is customizable for special needs.
-Pilates corrects over-training and muscle imbalances that lead to injury.
-Pilates emphasizes balancing strength with flexibility for injury prevention and more efficient movement.
-STOTT PILATES exercise leads to an improvement in posture and body awareness.
-Weight training and STOTT PILATES can be combined in a fitness program and are a great compliment to each other.
Is it true athletes do Pilates?
Despite its slow, careful movements, Pilates is not for wimps! Pro athletes like NHL player Eddie Belfour, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and tennis pro Martina Navratilova benefit from using STOTT PILATES equipment and instruction. The STOTT PILATES method places importance on core stability and rebalancing the muscles making them work more efficiently. This helps prevent injury and improves athletic ability.
Can I practice Pilates at home?
For a long time, Pilates was taught one on one, almost exclusively. Today the options are greater: you can work with a personal trainer , attend group classes or even work out at home with newest DVDs. STOTT PILATES has the world’s largest library of Pilates DVDs with more than 120 award-winning titles. The collection offers workout options for every skill level and ability, from beginners to instructors.
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