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SHAPE incorporates Pilates and yoga together for a very shaping result

Pilates exercise is a sequence of about 500 exercises inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet and is suitable for everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Pilates stretches all the major muscle groups in our body and it improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness.

At Fire Shaper we focus on Mat-based Pilates which are a series of exercises performed on the floor using gravity and your own body weight to provide resistance. This form aims to condition the deeper, supporting muscles of your body to develop better posture, balance and coordination.

A usual Pilates session includes a number of exercises and stretches. Each exercise is performed with attention to proper breathing techniques and abdominal muscle control. To achieve the maximum benefits, you should do Pilates at least two to three times a week. You will notice postural improvements after 10 to 20 sessions.

Why People LOVE our SHAPE Pilates Class

Yoga brings the body and mind together constructed by three main elements – exercise, breathing and meditation. Yoga and Pilates exercise when combined improves your muscular and postural potency.

Here are the benefits of Pilates to your overall health:

  • Improve your body flexibility
  • Strengthens your muscles and tone particularly abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks
  • It helps you balance muscular strength on both sides of your body
  • Improve muscular control of your back and limbs
  • Improve your spine stabilization
  • Improve posture
  • Rehabilitation and prevention of injuries due to muscle imbalances
  • Improve your physical coordination and balance
  • Relaxation of shoulders, neck and upper back
  • Safely rehabilitates your joints and spine injuries
  • Prevents you from musculoskeletal injuries
  • Increase your lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
  • Improve concentration
  • Increase body awareness and stress management and relaxation

Always consult your physician before engaging yourself to any new physical fitness program, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or have not exercised in a long time.



Tue, 17 May 2016

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