Local Business Awards 2019
- Local Business Awards 2019
- Health Benefits of Pilates
- How to Keep Motivated This Winter
Its finally Winter and the Pilates studio is doing better than we ever imagined! This month's newsletter is all about our health and how to stay motivated through the upcoming colder months.
Firstly, we would like to announce that we were recently nominated as a finalist in the 2019 Local Business Awards! We couldn't be more happier with the constant support from our lovely clients and the local people. We had a great night at the awards night, but unfortunately we didn't come home with an award. But we are so grateful for being nominated, as we have only been open a few months now and still continue to get enormous support from the local community and we can't thank everyone enough. =)
Health Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is a combination of about 500 exercises inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body and improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Pilates is made to suit each person and exercises that are regularly re-evaluated to ensure they are appropriate for that individual. This is why Pilates can suit everyone from elite athletes to people with limited mobility, pregnant women and people with low fitness levels.
Health benefits of Pilates include;
- Flexibility improvement
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Enhanced muscular control of the back and limbs
- Improved stabilization of the spine
- Improved posture
- Used for rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
- Improved physical coordination and balance
- Helps relax the shoulders, neck and upper back
- Is safe for rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
- Preventive for musculoskeletal injuries
- Increases lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
- Enhances concentration
- Increases body awareness
- Relieves stress
How To Keep Motivated This Winter
Now that we are already hitting a big cold snap, it can be very hard to stay motivated with our general exercise and workout routines. But we are here! So stay motivated and push on through!
We have a couple of winter workout motivational ideas to help our clients push through this season.
- Firstly before you leave the house or start a workout, make sure to raise your internal body heat by doing a few stretches and wearing warm, comfortable clothing.This is a good way to loosen up your muscles and get into the workout mindset while raising your body temperature, and it gets your body prepared for the cold elements of winter.
- Set out aside on your calendar for a consistent time every day or every other day to exercise and make sure it works within your schedule. If for example you are an early morning exerciser, lay out your workout wear the night before. If for example you workout during your lunch break, be sure to pack a lunch for yourself the night before so that you aren't grouchy later at work from lack of food.
- Grab a friend or family member to hold you accountable. Having someone to frequently exercise with also opens the doors of opportunity to trying something new.
- Laughter is the greatest medicine. Research shows that exercise can help boost your mood and even alleviate long-term depression. This is important, especially during winter, when Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is more common. Think of how much better you'll feel after the winter workout and how much worse you might feel if you don't. The more you put off working out, the harder it is to get back into the activity later, which can become a vicious circle.
- While summer workout wear gets a lot of attention, there are stylish items out there for winter workouts, too! Whether you plan to exercise outside or attend a Pilates class inside, invest in warm, but light layers of workout wear that make you feel and look great without weighing you down. Starting out nice and toasty will help warm your muscles up for exercise, and you can always shed if you get too warm. Plus, new workout clothes are motivating enough.
- Breathing exercises are a simple way to get the blood flowing and get oxygen to your brain. If you're feeling unmotivated, it's probably because you're feeling sluggish or simply a bit lazy. By focusing on your breathing for a few minutes and emphasizing long, deep breaths, you can clear your mind and boost those energy levels, making it a lot easier to slip into your workout routine.
Ability is what we are capable of doing, Motivation determines what we do, and Attitude determines how well we do it.by Quotes Yard