Is it true that a lot of athletes do pilates?

Despite its slow, careful movements, pilates is not for wimps! Pro athletes like Eddie Belfour and Martina Navratilova benefit from using STOTT PILATES equipment and instruction. The STOTT PILATES method places importance on core stability and rebalancing the muscles making them work more efficiently. This helps prevent injury and improves athletic ability.

Who benefits from pilates? Can everyone do it?

No form of exercise is appropriate for everyone, but STOTT PILATES exercise is appropriate for most people. As with any exercise method, you should always consult with a medical expert before beginning an exercise regime. A modified program may be recommended if you have any physical limitations.

Can I benefit from practicing pilates at home?

For a long time, pilates was taught one-on-one, almost exclusively. Today the options are greater: you can work with a personal trainer, attend group classes or even work out at home with videos. STOTT PILATES has the world’s largest library of pilates home exercise videos, with more than 70 titles in its At Home and [...]

Can pilates be aerobic?

To achieve an aerobic or cardiovascular benefit you have to sustain a duration of 15-60 minutes of continuous exercise (e.g. run, swim, bike). A typical pilates class does not challenge the cardiovascular system enough to elevate the heart rate to the prescribed level. The muscle toning and strengthening benefits of pilates are the perfect complement [...]

Why do so many celebrities do pilates?

Many celebrities choose pilates because not only does it improve their physical appearance, it also helps with their stamina, stress relief and focus. Pilates is invigorating and helps people feel de-stressed. For celebrities, on whom the outer world places a spotlight, pilates allows them to “get away from it all” by internalizing and connecting the [...]

Why is pilates the fastest growing method of exercise?

People are becoming increasingly more interested in fitness modalities that help relieve stress. They’re also much more interested in prevention and taking care of their bodies. They want to stay fit and look good for as long as possible. Pilates is complementary to many ways of working out. It’s excellent for an aging population. Its [...]

If I’m doing Pilates, should I still do my regular workout?

STOTT PILATES is a muscular-skeletal conditioning program. In combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise (walking, running, aerobics, aqua fitness, etc), it’s all you need. For people who reach advanced levels, they can actually elevate their heart rate with STOTT PILATES power workouts

How is STOTT PILATES different than weight training or other resistance exercise?

Pilates is three-dimensional (i.e. exercise can be performed using all movement planes) spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction Emphasis on concentric/eccentric contraction for injury prevention STOTT PILATES is customizable for special needs In Pilates exercise, emphasis is placed on rebalancing muscles around the joint Pilates corrects over-training and muscle imbalance that leads to injury [...]

Will STOTT Pilates make me taller?

Physically, many people have been known to actually get taller by working out consistently. By emphasizing posture, you learn to stretch your spine through Pilates, and by strengthening the deep abdominals to support the rest of the body you learn to maintain your height effortlessly. The most impressive results are those reported to people who [...]

Is it safe to do Pilates during pregnancy?

The available information on pregnancy and exercise can be very confusing and conflicting. Stott tries to stay on top of the latest research regarding safety and pregnancy and covers this topic in the ISP (injuries & special populations) segment of our certification. No two women’s bodies are the same, and this is especially true during [...]

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