5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pilates

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Pilates is a form of exercise that some people have heard of, yet have no idea what it entails. Most people also have no idea how it can benefit the body. The more one learns about the benefits of this exercise, the more likely they are to want to try it. Stick with it long enough, and one cannot help but reap the rewards and see improvements in health and well-being. This form of body conditioning can be for everyone and anyone looking to improve their physical fitness.

"We know the wonderful benefits that Pilates can provide to those who do it regularly," explains Jennifer Scherer, medical exercise specialist, certified personal trainer, and owner of Fredericksburg Fitness Studio. “We’ve guided many people in Pilates programs and seen the impact it has had on their lives."

Pilates is a form of exercise and conditioning pioneered by Joseph Pilates. He originally called his new form of exercise "controlology," but later, it became known by his last name. It became popular in the 1920s when he opened his first Pilates studio in New York City. Today, it's offered nationwide, and people of all ages engage in it regularly.

Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Pilates:

Doing Pilates regularly can help with various health issues and provide numerous benefits. A study published in the March 2023 issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport reports that Pilates provides benefits for several health issues, including helping with low back pain, neck pain, and scoliosis. 

A study published in the April 2023 issue of the journal BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation reports that after four weeks of Pilates, there was an improvement in fatigue in the study participants. After eight weeks of doing it, participants had a significant improvement in sleep quality. 

In the December 2022 issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers share their findings from a study of middle-aged women participating in a 12-week Pilates study. They conclude that the program significantly improved body composition, basal metabolic rate, and functional physical fitness.

Pilates can help bring relief to those who get tension headaches. A study published in the January 2023 issue of the journal Behavioral Sciences reports that engaging in four 30-minute Pilates classes over two weeks improved tension headaches and the ability to function in study participants. 

Women who suffer from sexual dysfunction may want to consider engaging in Pilates because research shows that it helps with the condition. A study published in the January 2023 issue of the leading Spanish language journal Revista Internacional de Andrología reports that the results of their study show Pilates can improve female sexual dysfunction, as the women in their 12-week study had a significant improvement. 

“Pilates can help improve your health and overall quality of life," added Scherer. "Come see us so we can help guide you toward improved health and function. We have a Pilates program that you will love!"

The team of professionals at Fredericksburg Fitness Studio, where they offer private personal training, have degrees and certifications. They are trained to help people improve health and wellness, including medical exercise, personal training, in-home medical training, virtual personal training, nutrition coaching, and a Pilates reformer program. The Pilates Reformer program features a versatile machine designed to provide resistance. It can be used when standing, sitting, or lying down. All workouts on it are custom-tailored for the individual to address their physical fitness concerns. 

Fredericksburg Fitness Studio doesn't offer memberships as other gyms do. They offer private customized fitness programs that are available by appointment. Many people who go to the studio are referrals from physical therapists and doctors. The wellness professionals at the studio communicate with the medical teams to keep them up to date on patient progress. To learn more about Fredericksburg Fitness Studio, visit the site:


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