Pilates for Sports

Pilates can help improve your performance and prevent injuries

Pilates exercises focus very much on stabilisation, which reduces the risk of recurring injuries that can halt your training. Stability and alignment in the lumbo-pelvic area are particularly important for sport performance as they can increase flexibility, generate power for throwing or rotational sports, and decrease lower-back pain and injury.

Pilates also emphasises complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement and proper breathing.

A tailored Pilates programme will help you develop particular skills and optimise movement patterns specific for the sport of your choice and will help counterbalancing the side effects (misalignments, strength imbalances) of your training.

Athletes will benefit from practising Pilates particularly in regards to:

  • Core strength
  • Flexibility, balance, and symmetry
  • Full body strengthening & conditioning without impact or stress on joints
  • Correcting existing muscle imbalances: tight hamstrings, tight hip flexors, poor gluteal activation, resulting in back pain, knee problems and Achilles tendonitis
  • Engaging muscles to improve running stride & gait
  • Injury prevention
  • Breathing

This means that you will be able to hit the ball farther, run faster, jump higher!