Pilates has come a long way in the last 50 years. It started by being a means of conditioning for a very small group of people (dancers primarily in New York), gradually progressed through the years and exploded as a exercise trend about 10 years ago. Now its glory is fading away while giving place to other new fads. True Pilates followers (like me) stick with it and continue to improve their lives with this method, getting inspiration for everyday life from it and using it as a nice retreat when they need a time-out in life. When Pilates became popular everybody was talking about its benefits and how great it is but today almost every reputable source is trying to disclaim all its benefits simply by saying that there is no scientific research to prove anything that links Pilates with being an exercise that should be respected.
Well, I am no scientist and I do not have enough knowledge or time to get into the scientific aspect of Pilates but I do have experience of over 7 years that I have spent doing and teaching Pilates. I have the experience of all my students who benefited from Pilates (there were quite a few of them) and who swear that Pilates has changed their lives. I think that these experiences can be a very good source of information for everyone who is still in doubt about giving Pilates a try. I have put together 25 benefits of Pilates that were observed by me or by my students (I am sure that there are many more than what I came up with) and I wrote them down in this article. Take a look at these and see what you agree with and don’t agree with. Feedback is always very important to me.
I am sure this list is not complete and I am also sure that not all these benefits will be true for everybody. But giving Pilates a try is the best way to prove me right or wrong.
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