It is proven that the practice of Pilates provides numerous advantages for health and for emotional balance. However, as Dr. Juan Bosco warns, who made this method known in our country -decided by Joseph H. Pilates in the 20s of the last century-, if it is carried out without proper advice, the desired objectives are not achieved.

Even if practiced in the gym, if the classes are too numerous the monitor can not pay enough attention to each student, so if an exercise is not performed well or the posture is incorrect, it is very possible that this goes unnoticed to the instructor and, in this way, although it is not harmful, we will not obtain the benefits associated with the practice of this technique. In addition, as Bosco points out, some monitors also do not have the necessary training to teach Pilates classes.

Although Pilates is practiced in the gym, if the classes are too numerous the monitor can not pay enough attention to each student, who may not perform the exercises well

Pilates exercises, when done well, can serve as an adjunct in the treatment of conditions such as fibromyalgia, low back pain, problems of the spine and joints ... It is a technique especially indicated to gain strength, flexibility and coordination, and help also to correct bad postures, to control stress and improve the ability to concentrate.

Pilates is also recommended for pregnant women because it serves in the preparation for childbirth, and for the elderly because as Dr. Bosco explains, he has just written a book about this discipline. Pilates therapy: for the rehabilitation of the locomotor system - Several studies indicate that it may be beneficial to prevent neurological disorders such as Parkinson's.

This expert insists on the importance of doing the exercises well because, otherwise, it would be a 'waste of time'. Those who are encouraged to practice Pilates in their own home, advises them to first go to a center with specialized monitors to check if they do it correctly and, if so, they can continue practicing at home.

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