Spring is finally here! The mornings and evenings are getting lighter which is when most of us start to feel motivated to get outdoors and start moving again.
But where to start?
Popular seasonal hobbies like Tennis, Cycling or even Gardening all have physical demands and those cosy evenings hibernating have left us stiff and deconditioned.
Tennis and other racket sports require direction change, complex movement and are by definition very one sided. Injury such as ankle sprains and shoulder pain can be common.
Cycling is repetitive, in a consistent bent over position meaning neck and low back pain are often an issue.
Gardening can involve kneeling, bending and lifting at odd angles as you get on with caring for your flower beds.
But don’t worry it’s not all doom and gloom, just a little focus on preparing your body and improving your movement capabilities can not only help you cope with the demands of sports and active hobbies but it can also make you even better at them.
Pilates is a type of exercise that is focused on improving posture, core stability, movement, mobility and control. In short it’s about HOW you move.
By working on the specific movement patterns needed for your hobbies, our Pilates classes will help you develop more control, a greater range of usable flexibility and a better foundation for strength and sports activities. As a result, you will have a much lower risk of injury and be guaranteed to enjoy your hobbies much more
What’s not to love about that?
After all if Serena Williams can credit Pilates as part of her grand slam winning regime there may be hope for all of us this summer.
At Hatts, our qualified Pilates instructors focus on you as an individual and what you’d like to get out of your classes. The classes are sociable, fun and easy to fit around your busy schedule. We also offer two exciting versions of Pilates – Reformer and Matwork
If you would like to become a Hatt Pilates member, or would like to ask any questions, give us a call on 01380 730473.