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Improve Your Quality of Life with Pilates

Improve Your Quality of Life with Pilates


People who regularly take a Pilates class will tell you that it makes them feel better all round from increased confidence to improved mood. It is indeed a powerful form of exercise, from the physical benefits, through to the endorphine released giving feelings of calmnedd and wellbeing. At Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic our Pilates Classes are conducted by chartered physiotherapists, so you get the benefit of working with people who are skilled in the medical arena as well as being professional  practitioners. There are many ways that that Pilates can improve your quality of life.

Improve your quality of life

  • Pilates gives you a stronger core and can help you build strength for the daily rigours of work or lifestyle. It can aid you in developing overall body strength less susceptible to injury or strain.
  • The very act of taking time out to practice your breathing and body movement can have calming effects as it works to enhance flexibility and mood alike.
  • Many sufferers of chronic pain including back pain find that the calming nature helps them in dealing with pain symptoms. It  may help reduce strain on muscles and joints and can provide relief for those experiencing discomfort. It also enables people who suffer with pain to get the benefit that such exercise provides.
  • As your muscles become stronger through Pilates, you will also be burning calories. benefits of being a healthy weight can be seen in a whole host of ways, from reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes to improved mental health. It is a very effective complement when trying to gain better health through weight loss.
  • Flexibility is undoubtedly a great benefit, giving you better movement in your joints.
  • Pilates is a form of exercise which uses the whole body and mind. It can help you develop greater concentration and focus.

The breathing and relaxation components of pilates are one of the reasons that it is seen as beneficial in terms of mental health. The mental stamina acquired can help in dealing with external pressures from work stress to coping with anxiety. At Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic we run Pilates classes at all levels, from beginners to advanced. We also provide a free pre-Pilates assessment for those who haven’t previously attended our classes. Check out our timetables here.

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