Winsor Pilates, What can it do for me?
Many analysts say that Winsor Pilates is best for weight loss, fat burning, mental conditioning, and like original Pilates, it offers better health through exercise. The exercise routine comes on a DVD, and claims when used 3 days a week can produce results in as short a time as four or five weeks.
This method of Pilates has become very popular in today’s fickle market always looking for the best in weight loss programs. So far, it has received
good reviews both from users and professional analysts. But, for someone, recently introduced to this form of exercise technique, they must ask, what is it and how can it help me?
This is a low intensity exercise that burns a lot of calories . Because it is low intensity, it can be done by almost anyone in almost any state of health (although as usual, one should check with a doctor before getting started - just in case!)
Joseph Pilates, who devised the Pilates method, focused on breathing and stretching with slow paced movements. Winsor Pilates is a derivation of this.
Designed by Mari Winsor it aims to train the “core” or the muscles in the abdomen, back and buttocks. This method claims that by strengthening one's core, one can get, as well as physical fitness, mental clarity which allows the mind to work efficiently with the body.
Mari Winsor, the inventor is 54 years old and still has the physique of a 20 year old; she claims this is due to her Pilates System - her body is lean and flexible, something that can not be said for a lot of people her age.
She made this system for the use of the masses. It makes use of the Pilates method, adapted into a low intensity exercise which as mentioned earlier can be done by most people, even in the frailest of health. This makes it accessible for everyone, giving the opportunity to improve health without the stricter requirements of other exercise methods.
Some fans of this method even say it can be used for rehabilitation, although this might be true, it is hardly easy for a person with ill health to work out only in front of a DVD. If someone wants to use this method as part of a rehabilitation program it should be under the supervision of a certified instructor.
This is because, for rehabilitation, it has to be carefully observed, no number of DVD’s can replace an instructor. An instructor assures that the person executes the moves correctly and that they are not causing damage or hurt, and in addition, instructors are a good source of information for any questions you may have about Pilates. Please though, consult your doctor before using Pilates for rehabilitation.
For pregnant women however, Mari Winsor did not, modify the Pilates method to accommodate them, so care must be taken. During the third trimester, Pilates done lying down should be avoided; this could damage the blood flow to the baby.
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All in all, aside from pregnant women and extremely ill people, Winsor Pilates is for everyone. It provides an exercise program that is gentle on the joints muscles and bones. After the increased focus on abdominal muscles and all-in-one gyms this is definitely good alternative to harder systems that are abandoned because they are too difficult or take too long to make improvements.
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