Exercise doesn’t have to be an intense workout that leaves you dripping with sweat. Forms of exercise like Pilates rely more on concentration and focus but still provides a whole host of benefits.
Created by the German-born Joseph Pilates, many forms of Pilates require very little equipment and it’s open to people of all ages and levels of ability. While there are different types of Pilates, they all aim to develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique1. Pilates can enhance training for a range of sports, as it works on the foundation of movement to ensure you are moving correctly2. A study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that Pilates-based exercise programmes enabled participants to function better and manage their chronic musculoskeletal conditions more effectively and independently3. Similarly, a study published in Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine argues that the Pilates method utilises various accepted rehabilitation methods that have scientific support for lower back pain, including core strengthening.4 This is important since core weakness has been increasingly found in patients suffering from lower back issues.4
With the range of benefits Pilates can provide for your clients, it’s hard to think of a reason why you shouldn’t strengthen your skillset and gain CPD points in it. Our Dynamic Bodyweight Pilates course by Neil Dimmock is underpinned by the MoveBetter approach from Ten Health & Fitness. Neil’s course is designed to educate you on how to provide your clients with maximum flexibility through Pilates. However, this course has the added benefit that it’s also designed to enable you to teach it in a wide variety of spaces and environments.
In this video, Neil show you a sneak peek of our Dynamic Bodyweight Pilates, including some of the movements you will learn.
Are you interested in learning about Dynamic Bodyweight Pilates? Sign up today to FitPro’s four-hour online course: Dynamic Bodyweight Pilates.
- https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-pilates/, accessed on 11 February 2020.
- https://www.ten.co.uk/pilates-can-make-faster-sport, accessed on 11 February 2020.
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30402992, accessed on 11 February 2020.
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19468897/#, accessed on 11 February 2020.