When people find out I teach Pilates, they say things like, oh I run to get exercise, or I like to ride my bicycle (or even spin). From joint mobility, to improved flexibility and much more, incorporating Pilates into your life is a great opportunity for cross training. Pilates emphasizes proper posture, core strength and muscle balance, all things that can help a runner’s or cyclists efficiency.
Here are 3 reasons that runners and cyclists should try Pilates.
1. If you are injured you can’t ride or run. I know how torturous it is to not be able to get your miles in, Seriously, when you constantly repeat the same movements without varying your exercise your body becomes imbalanced and imbalances cause injuries. It all comes down to prevention.Pilates will help you create balance in your body and prevent injuries!
2. By creating balance in your musculature and increasing your core strength you will improve your cycling and running. Whether you are competitive with just yourself or others- you will see an improvement in your speed and endurance by adding Pilates to your fitness routine.
3. You might actually enjoy it! If you love to move and
challenge your body, you will probably find yourself looking forward to the challenges of your Pilates practice.
Want to try it out?
Contact us today to schedule a session!