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The Dynamic Duo: Benefits of Combining Functional Movement and Pilates

In our last post, we introduced you to the powerful combination of functional movement and Pilates. Today, we're diving into the benefits you can reap from this unique blend.

  1. Improved Everyday Movements: With a focus on exercises that mimic daily activities, functional movement training complements Pilates by preparing your body for the real world. A 2014 study by Kloubec JA (1) found that participants reported performing everyday tasks more easily after a 15-week Pilates program.

  2. Injury Prevention: By strengthening your core and enhancing body awareness, Pilates helps prevent injuries that can occur due to poor posture or body mechanics.

  3. Enhanced Athletic Performance: Whether you're a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, the combination of functional movement and Pilates can enhance your performance. A study by Barbosa AC, et al. (2) found that a Pilates-based exercise program improved functional movement in amateur soccer players.

  4. Increased Mind-Body Connection: Both Pilates and functional movement promote mindfulness, fostering a deeper mind-body connection that spills over into every aspect of your life.

Ready to experience these benefits for yourself? Join us at West Hollywood Pilates and let us guide you on your journey towards better movement.


References

  1. Kloubec JA. Pilates for improvement of muscle endurance, flexibility, balance, and posture. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24(3):661-667. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181c277a6

  2. Barbosa AC, Pinto RS, Souza AC, et al. The effects of Pilates-based exercise on dynamic balance of soccer players. Motriz: Revista de Educação Física. 2015;21(3):308-313.


Perfecting functional movement: a dedicated man using a Push Through Bar on the Contrology tower during his Pilates practice, at our exceptional West Hollywood Pilates studio.

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