Margaret is our Pilates instructor at Taylor Yoga. She is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor with over ten years of teaching experience. She is dedicated to delivering simple yet effective tools to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. No matter what your age or fitness level, Pilates shouldn’t intimidate you – you’re never too old or too out of shape to start. You don’t need to be a serious athlete, gymnast or professional dancer to stay fit with Pilates.
What is Pilates?
“Pilates” is a system of exercise that consists of movements that focus on increasing flexibility, strength and endurance. Special equipment like stability balls, ladder barrels, and reformers are often used, but many Pilates routines are structured using only the body. Pilates emphasizes the use of the abdominal muscles, lower back, hips, and thighs, to increase core strength and balance.
Margaret is living proof that anyone can take charge of their physical fitness, regardless of their age or current level of fitness. “Regular exercise helps focus and relax the mind, in addition to keeping the body healthy and strong. It all starts with a little effort and consistency…”, says Margaret.
By practicing Pilates regularly, one can achieve a number of health benefits:
- Improved core strength and stability
- Improved posture and balance
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Prevention and/or treatment of back pain