Whether you’re a dancer, athlete, senior, a mom bouncing back from pregnancy, or just someone looking to build stronger, leaner muscles — Pilates is for you. In short, Pilates offers many benefits for EVERYONE!
What is Pilates?
Developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, this training regimen focuses on developing a strong core (the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine) by integrating the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle. Training develops flexibility, control of breath, body awareness or coordination, good posture and easy graceful movements, elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.
Long-term benefits of Pilates include:
- Less chance of injury
- Better sports performance
- Full-body conditioning – including the ankles and feet
- Better posture
- Improvements in range of motion
- Improvements in circulation
- Decreases in back, neck, and joint pain
How we do Pilates
At Rock Creek Sports Club, our Pilates instructors can work with people of all levels since Pilates is both gentle and challenging, and is often used with clients ranging from athletes to those needing rehabilitation from surgery or injury.