Pilates is a series of movements and exercises for physical rehabilitation, body awareness and efficiency. The movements are designed to strengthen and lengthen muscles, open joints and release tension. It’s low impact exercise and is not an cardio workout. You will engage your muscles in a strong but gentle way.
This form of movement therapy is often used for physical rehabilitation after a brain or body injury, athletic training and for general optimum physical well being. Pilates is a strength-training program that can help with arthritis. You can combine aerobic exercise and Pilates to curb symptoms and keep your joints flexible. In addition, you can maintain an ideal weight.
Yoga and Pilates can provide similar results and can be complimentary. You should consult with Wellness on Wheels to determine the best program for you.