“True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed.” – Joseph Pilates
The Pilates Method focuses on balancing out your muscles around each joint in the body. (We refer to it as uniform development.) By creating balance, we naturally become more flexible, stronger, and our bodies move with ease. Just like when we were kids.
It is truly a combination of stretching and strengthening various muscle groups that allows the body to create this balance.
Pilates instructors are trained to look at individual bodies, and movements. They fine tune each individual’s movements to create balance in each body. If you have ever wondered why there are so many variations and modifications to Pilates exercises – this is why! Every body is unique and its needs change from day to day.
As instructors, it’s our job to help clients tune in to their bodies and learn how to adjust their movements in Pilates, fitness, and life.
So, the long and short of it is, yes, Pilates can help increase your flexibility! Learn more about the Pilates Method of exercise by exploring our website!