Living in NYC, we had many options when it came to a type of exercise program. Basically the only thing we couldn’t really do is go outside and run, since we all lived in the city and yet too far from a decent park. However, there were plenty of gyms, yoga, Zumba and many other types of exercise programs available just a short distance away. After some research we finally settles on a Pilates studio because of all the benefits it offered. A group of us wanted to work out together but athletically, we were very and with Pilates that wasn’t a problem because the body conditioning moves are based on the body’s own resistance and is therefore appropriate for all fitness levels.
We were surprised at how even a little tweak in well-known exercise can make a huge difference in the benefit of performing it. Take a sit-up for example, most times they are carried out thoughtlessly with a person more concerned with the quantity than quality. In a Pilates class we are taught to focus on the muscle group are it is being flexed during the work out. Performing exercise in this manner makes every move count. As we learned, Pilates is a whole body conditioning method that is specifically designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture and endurance while promoting a mind-body connection. The concept of core awareness explains why focusing on the body’s abdominal and back muscles is so important. A strong core does a lot more than make the jeans fit better, it helps with balance and gives the rest of the body the ability to perform more strenuous activities. Without a strong core, the limbs cannot perform as well.
Mongoose Bodyworks offers a Pilates program that provides overall wellness of body and mind. Located in NYC. Phone number 212-431-8377.