When people are suffering from sports injuries, work-related pain and so on, they can take advantage of Wimbledon physiotherapy. However, if they are looking to boost their physical and mental wellbeing more generally, they can take advantage of Pilates.
One woman who knows all about the stress-busting benefits of these exercises is Kate Wilson.
Writing for the Stroud News and Journal recently, the journalist suggested this is one of the best ways to wind down on a Friday evening.
Talking about her own experiences, she said: “After a busy week, which included covering an 11-hour meeting about the incinerator, I didn’t really feel like an exercise class after work on Friday – but Pilates ended up being just what I needed.”
When she arrived at the lesson, her teacher Jo Daley informed her that her breathing was bad, her shoulders were hunched and the way she bent over could result in her slipping a disk in later life.
She described the exercises as a “balanced, effective, total body workout with particular focus on your core” and pointed out that medical professionals have begun recommending it for rehabilitation and general wellbeing.
Meanwhile, Ms Daley stated: “It is a body-conditioning method that helps to reshape the body which will become longer, leaner and more toned. It also improves posture, and helps you to achieve the perfect balance between strength and flexibility – plus it’s a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension.”
Commenting on how she felt at the end of her lesson, Ms Wilson noted she had already started to feel better about having done some exercise “without the horrible sweaty exhausted feeling you get from going out for a run”.
By being proactive and taking advantage of Pilates classes, or indeed Wimbledon physio services, individuals stand to boost their health and they may also find they are more relaxed and able to cope with the challenges life throws at them.