CrossFit is one of the most popular high intensity workout regimes in the world, and for good reason. There’s nothing quite like training across multiple disciplines, while enjoying the camaraderie of people who care about their health and wellbeing, just like you.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest setbacks faced by CrossFit enthusiasts is injury. More often than not, these injuries are caused by incorrect technique, or exacerbation of an existing injury.
If you’re like most CrossFit lovers, then being out of action is a lot more than a minor setback. This is one reason why more and more CrossFit enthusiasts are turning to Pilates to enhance their strength, conditioning and technique.
What is Pilates?
Pilates focuses on developing the body’s core strength. This involves learning to engage the transverse abdominus, pelvic floor and multifidus muscles, while fostering:
These are all the elements a CrossFit enthusiast needs to enjoy a long and successful career.
Pilates is embraced by fitness enthusiasts who want to complement their existing exercise program with a dynamic, full-body workout. It focuses on correct muscle recruitment, which goes hand in hand with exercise rehabilitation and injury prevention.
A good Pilates Practitioner will prescribe movements and progressions that help you along the road to recovery.
Dynamic full-body conditioning
Oh, and if you think Pilates is boring then think again. The Pilates repertoire is extensive, with many different exercise variations and progressions. Movements will keep you challenged and stimulated, while engaging your entire body. It is a total body-conditioning program.
Even seasoned CrossFitters tell us they enjoy the challenge and results achieved from Pilates. Read more about how Pilates works here.
In 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body.
Joseph Pilates – Founder of Pilates
How does Pilates improve CrossFit results?
Where do I start?
Engaging your core muscles and increasing awareness of the body can leave you:
These benefits have amazing flow-on effects to your daily life, as well as the sports you engage in.
There are 2 main ways to integrate pilatesnow into your CrossFit routine:
The benefits of a Private Pilates Class
Private classes are perfect for individuals who:
Classes are safely and effectively tailored to your body’s needs, to help you get moving again. This means an instructor will customise a program designed to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Head here to find out more about our Private Pilates Classes.
The benefits of Group Mat Classes
Group Mat Classes are great for people who are injury-free and want a fluid yet fast paced movement experience.
Movements are designed to highlight correct breathing techniques and activate core muscles in the body. As a result, you will achieve a more streamlined shape by deeply toning, strengthening and sculpting your entire body. Get more info about our Group Mat Classes here.
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