What is Pilates? How is it Different?

Pilates is a form of exercise that many have heard about but not that many have actually experienced. If the name “Pilates”  does not really conjure up a picture for you, read along and learn about this amazing form of physical fitness:

  • Pilates allows you to train and strengthen muscles using resistance and body weight without requiring impact or heavy weights.
  • In particular, Pilates strengthens the deeper postural muscles found in the core. The movements and techniques of Pilates access the essential muscles required to protect your back and allow you to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities.
  • Pilates is not cardio-vascular exercise, but involve conscious use of the breath, which helps tone your respiratory musculature and oxygenates your entire body by getting the blood flowing to all areas.
  • Pilates builds long and flexible muscles as opposed to the bulkier muscles created by weight training. Due to this, many athletes use Pilates as a counter balance to traditional sports training, to prevent injuries and to rehabilitate existing ones.
  • Pilates is a great way to not only get in excellent shape, but to regain good posture, flexibility and tone. As you progress through your exercises more and more benefits are revealed to you…better walking and running, better skiing and a feeling of standing taller and with ease.

If you are curious to try it, give us a call at 604-736-2634 to talk about how Pilates can benefit you and take a look at our Testimonials to read  our client’s stories.

 

Pilates as Physical Therapy

Boditree Pilates offers one-on-one Pilates in Vancouver BC. Our clients all begin with our comprehensive evaluation, where we take into consideration your physical condition, your goals and any information from your physician, physiotherapist or other therapist. At Boditree Pilates and Healing, we have experience in working with a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular issues. We get to know you through and through, and then we create a customized program of Pilates, release work and other modalities in order to get you exercising, healing and back in to life!

Our instructors have specialized training for prenatal and postnatal pregnancy care and in release work and many other healing techniques.

Take a look at our Testimonials to read about how our clients have benefitted from Pilates at Boditree and call us at 604-736-2634 to discuss getting started on getting you back into fitness, right now!

Are you too out of shape for Pilates…?

The answer is NO! pilates is perfect if you are ‘out of shape’

PIlates Is the ideal exercise for bringing you back to fitness and an active life. At Boditree Pilates and Healing, we custom design each client’s program in order to address any issues and goals you may have, at any age. Our clients come in all ages, ‘shapes’  and sizes, and we create programs that are helping people right now!

Did you know that Joseph Pilates devised the first versions of his exercises for fellow World War One internment camp detainees, many of whom were in poor health or injured? Right from the beginning, Pilates was able to create exercises to strengthen and rehabilitate even bed-riddent fellow inmates.

So bring your brand new joints and old worn out ones, your post-natal abdominals and pelvic floor, your unused postural muscles and aching feet, neck or any other body part to us…we can help!  There is a reason more and more Physiotherapists are embracing and incorporating Pilates in to their practices…and at Boditree you can get one on one training with Pilates and the ongoing support you need to ensure you are getting the results you need.

At Boditree Pilates & Healing, we are wheelchair accessible and welcome all clients to experience and enjoy Pilates. Call us for an initial consultation and discuss your needs and how we can help!  604-736-2634