Fitness Pilates

Discover the power of Pilates for enhancing sports performance and injury prevention.

Pilates offers numerous benefits that can significantly contribute to your athletic journey. Engaging in regular Fitness Pilates workouts can serve as the foundation of a healthy body, enabling you to actively support flexibility, coordination, and core strength. These elements are crucial for improving your performance in any sport.

Elite athletes often turn to Pilates during injury rehabilitation, appreciating its ability to aid recovery and restore functionality. However, Pilates is not solely limited to post-injury care—it also excels as a proactive method of injury prevention.

By practicing precise and controlled Pilates movements, you can strengthen and condition your body, promoting balanced muscles and proper joint alignment. This balance and alignment play a key role in mitigating the risk of overuse injuries and imbalances commonly associated with sports activities.

Moreover, Pilates is renowned among dancers and athletes alike for its ability to improve posture, flexibility, body awareness, and overall strength—essential components in any sport.

Experience the transformative benefits of Fitness Pilates and unlock your athletic potential. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through tailored workouts designed to address your specific needs and goals. Elevate your sports performance, prevent injuries, and enhance your overall physical well-being.

Whether you’re a professional athlete, an avid sports enthusiast, or simply looking to improve your fitness level, Fitness Pilates is a powerful tool that can take your performance to new heights.

Join us today to discover the countless advantages that Pilates offers in sports and embrace a holistic approach to reaching your athletic goals.

Contact us now to embark on your Fitness Pilates journey and unlock the true potential of your body.

Recovering from COVID-19

We are seeing a number of people in our community recovering from COVID and trying to get back to their normal lives.

Research suggests that between 10 to 30 per cent of people who get COVID-19 may have symptoms that persists beyond four weeks (long COVID).

Even mild Omicron infections have been causing long-term fatigue. So, it’s important not to ‘push through’, pushing yourself too hard too soon can be detrimental to your recovery and can increase the risk of developing long COVID.

Return to sports and physical activities after a break should always be gradual, allowing your body to adapt again. After COVID it’s probably going to be even slower.

Wait at least seven days after you first experience your symptoms to resume any form of exercise.

This might be things like everyday activities, like housework, gardening or gentle walking. You should be able to do tasks such as these while holding a full conversation prior to engage in any other form of exercise.

From there gradually return to your pre-COVID exercise routine. Maybe start with 15 minutes and then increase to up to 30 minutes of light activity before going back to moderate training. A good rule to avoid injury is to increase the exercise intensity by 10% each week, with COVID you might need to stick to 10% every couple weeks until you are back to your pre-COVID levels.

If you have symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness, cough, dizziness, you should see your GP and get assistance getting back to your normal life.

Stay safe!

Clarisse Reis
Director/ Senior Physiotherapist

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