It’s not that I dislike yoga or Pilates, I just don’t feel the benefits as much as I do with a high-impact class. I love the feeling of my heart pounding inside my chest and fatigued muscles as I leave a studio on wobbly legs drenched in sweat.
But I also know Pilates is great for your core muscles. And as my personal trainer at Equinox James Mearns keeps reminding me: ‘In all forms of running, whether it be short, mid or long distance, the core muscles are constantly being engaged.’
Not only that but Pilates teaches breath control and activates the muscles used for respiration. Perfect for any of the Race for Life events. Pilates also helps to improve overall flexibility, strength and balance, promotes good posture, and helps correct body alignments in the hips, knee, ankle and foot. Read more