Pilates Myths 2

Pilates Myths 2

Pilates Equipment Is A Must

There are a whole variety of Pilates exercise that can be done, and many, if not most of them are just done on a floor mat. There are however several pieces of equipment that have been invented by the creator of Pilates himself, in order to increase the number of exercises that can be done.

It’s Just For The Core Muscles

Pilates does of course build your core strength, however that isn’t all that it can do for your body. The reason for this is because Pilates was created with the principle of efficiency in mind, and by this it is meant that each exercise is meant to engage as many muscles as possible in order to get the quickest and best results. Pilates especially focuses on a combination of strength and balance in order to achieve optimal training from your head down to your toes. Pilates is meant for the overall development of the whole body.

You Have To Be Flexible To Do Pilates

This is perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions out there, because Pilates is meant to train your flexibility, or in other words, it is meant for people who aren’t flexible! The exercises are all meant to help improve flexibility, so saying that you aren’t flexible enough is not going to do. As well the opposite can also be said, for people who are too flexible or overly flexible, and may think that Pilates would be useless because it doesn’t help them stretch, it actually also helps improve joint stability.

You Need To Be Rich To Do Pilates

Pilates is not at all expensive to participate in; sure, some places may be more expensive than others depending on where you live. An average Pilates class can cost as little as $20 or even $10. Additionally, many gyms and health clubs offer Pilates classes for free if you are already a member. Sure, it isn’t free, but an overwhelming majority of people would agree that the minimal cost is worth the big results that you get.

Pilates Is Only For The Young And Healthy

Pilates does not only have to be for people that are already in great shape, it’s great for getting into shape too! There are many different Pilates classes that range from easy to hard, and are meant for either children, adults, or seniors as well. There are also private Pilates classes for things like rehab, and it can be offered by physiotherapists as well. There are also Pilates classes that deal with specific issues such as arthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and a variety of sports injuries too.

Final Thoughts

Pilates is really for everybody, and there isn’t a person in the world that can’t engage in at least some form of it. It will help develop your flexibility, strength, endurance, and concentration. Pilates is a great way to stay healthy, stay fit and active, and even to deal with injuries or conditions that affect your bones, joints, and muscles.