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The Complementary Benefits of Pilates

Hooray! The temperature is cooling off!

One of the best things about the fall and winter in Arizona is that you can finally go outside and enjoy the outdoors. The weather and temperatures this time of year is inviting to be able to take your workouts outside in the fresh air.

There are so many out door activities to do in Phoenix that sometimes it is hard to pick a favorite. The best part? No matter your preference or what your sport is, Pilates can help!

A few of the benefits of cross training with Pilates:

  • Muscles will develop more evenly and efficiently
  • Improved focus and body-awareness
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased breath control
  • Faster Recovery time

Why should runners do Pilates?

One of the greatest benefits for runners is improved breathing. Many runners breathe from the chest, while Pilates will teach you to breathe from the diaphragm; taking advantage of both will enable you to use more of your lung capacity.

Pilates will also strengthen the quadriceps and hip abductors. These muscles support the knees while running, and strengthening them can help prevent injury.

WWW.GetSetAZ.com has a comprehensive list of running events: http://www.getsetusa.com/arizona/calendar.php

Golf and Pilates

Working on your swing? Try Pilates! Pilates strengthens the core and increases spinal mobility, both of which will help you increase distance and accuracy in your swing.

If you are looking for a course in AZ, check out Golf.com’s list of the Best Public Courses in Arizona.

Walking and hiking both use many of the same muscle groups as running and golfing, especially if you walk the course. Sports enthusiast or not, everyone can benefit from a stronger core.

Most everyone has experienced neck or back pain at some point and has wondered what to do about it. Strengthen your powerhouse! Your powerhouse helps to balance and stabilize your body.