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Pilates and Beyond

Why commit to the Pilates Method over other forms of movement and training? Read about the many benefits of Pilates for both general wellbeing as well as for rehabilitation, pre & post natal work and increased performance.

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Pilates

Pilates is a system of exercises developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Inspired by Yoga, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Animal Movements, & Dance, this work increases muscle balance, mobility, strength, and coordination. Using Pilates specific resistance-based equipment or simply bodyweight, Pilates training will focus on the precision and control of movement with a strong emphasis on internal stability and the mind-body connection.  The goal is not just to change muscular tone,  but to increase a person's overall well being and quality of life.

Pilates can help weekend warriors or social athletes reduce the risk of injury. It can help people maintain or gain balance, strength, and mobility to continue doing the activities they love or perform acts of daily living. It can help people with persistent pain reduce their pain experience. It can help maintain health & strength and reduce risks throughout pregnancy.  Because she takes an individualized approach, Kathryn can help you from wherever you are to move towards your individual goals.

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Prenatal Pilates

Exercise throughout pregnancy has been shown to reduce risk, improve outcomes, and prepare the body for birth. The American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) recommends Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise during pregnancy. According to ACOG, pilates can ease back pain & constipation, reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, & cesarean delivery, and may shorten the length of labour. Pilates has the ability to help maintain flexibility and gain strength throughout your pregnancy

Fascia-focused training aims to increase fascial health for dynamic stability, physical responsiveness, tissue elasticity, tone, adaptability, and sensory awareness. Our fascial system is what connects muscles to bones and is the system through which muscles communicate with each other and distribute force.  Myofascial training considers this system and the concept that our bodies work as a whole rather than as a collection of individual muscles and bones. In short, these techniques are designed to enhance the body's resilience through structural integration and increased function. 

 
K Martin Pilates 
Based in Boston, MA
Tel: (617) 299-9160
kmartinpilates@gmail.com