Studio Australia Barcelona
Improve your Performance with Pilates
Original article featured in Spanish on Behealthy.es
Pilates is known to be an excellent rehabilitation tool for back problems such as herniated discs, or for improving scoliosis as well as repairing other sporting ailments like tendinitis, knee injuries and bursitis.
Until recently in Spain it has not been usual to use Pilates as a complementary practice to competitive sports to improve performance or avoid injury.
Studio Australia Barcelona Director, Natalia Laing, tells us how Pilates can help people who love to run, practice paddle or compete in marathons or triathlons.
Here is what endurance runner Dani Lopez had to say about how Pilates has changed his performance after 18 months doing the practice…
“my ‘core’ is now stronger and I can endure harder and long training sessions without pain. I’ve also learned to use different muscles so the effort if distributed along my body and I have less muscle cramps. Since I’ve started I’ve had no calf cramps when before I had them constantly (one per month!!). I also have now a list of stretching exercises to do after my workouts or at home which help me recover faster.
In general I feel less tight and more flexible and I would say I walk/run with a better posture. Out of the practice of sport it has also helped me when I’m traveling and I have to sleep in several different beds of dubious quality.”
For more information or to book a session with Natalia please contact us.