| Mikealynn Trimberger- Hendrickson |
511 E. Rhine St., Elkhart Lake
|Q: How can Pilates change your body?|
|A: There are many ways Pilates changes your body. Here are my top 4 reasons.
1. Pilates leans you out and doesn’t bulk you up. 2. It lengthens you. Pilates helps to create that long, lean look. 3. It lowers your stress levels. 4. It tightens your core. Pilates will give you better posture, abs and help your entire body change shape. It strengthens your back, which is important in preventing injury.
Next Pilates Mat Class sessions start in the first week of November.
Call Mikealynn at (920) 980-4976 to reserve your spot!|
|Q: Can Pilates Mat Classes help my low back pain
and increase my overall general health?|
|A: Yes it can! Studies have proven over and over that Pilates is very good for helping non-specific general low back pain. There are many professional medical journals (Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 2006, 15, 338-350@2006 Human Kinetics, Inc.) have stated and proven how good Pilates is at teaching people how to stabilize their spine with functional movement patterns that occur in everyday life. Movement patterns that help us to decrease low back pain and increase our overall general level of health. To find out how Pilates can help you contact Mikealynn at Empower Pilates, LLC at (920) 980-4976.|
|Q: Does Pilates help with Flexibility?|
|A: I love Joseph Pilates quote above, “True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed.” Our body is a system of levers and pulleys. If one muscle contracts, the opposing muscle has to lengthen and release. Training efficient body mechanics for functional movement with Pilates develops this work-release system and that is what helps improve real flexibility. With proper strength comes length. The point is to smoothly and gracefully flow from one endpoint to the next moving the body with balance and control through as full a range of movement as possible. Some muscles will work harder, and others will release to allow this movement to happen. This is how increased flexibility can make your work day seem easier. Pilates Mat work allows you to work on these concepts against the resistance of gravity. Call Mikealynn to sign up for our fall mat classes that start September 9.|
|Q: Can Pilates help my hunched work posture at
my desk or driving my car?|
|A: This hunched or slumped work posture is a passive state in which abdominal muscles, including the deep core muscles that support our posture, are totally asleep. Many of the Pilates Mat class exercises are designed to increase awareness around your waistline of the abdominal muscles, which spans the waistline from front to back. What’s important about this is the abdominal group is awakened and can then be used throughout your work day.
The Pilate’s Mat class includes movements in planes that will help manage that hunched or slumped posture. To see if Pilates will help ease your posture at work contact Mikealynn at Empower Pilates, LLC at (920) 980-4976.|
|Q: Can Pilates help with my cycling performance?|
|A: Whether they’re in the Spinning studio or riding on the road, cyclists are always searching for ways to improve their performance in the saddle. They try the latest training techniques and plans in an attempt to gain an edge. But many don’t realize they can also reap benefits through a less obvious source—a
Pilates exercise program. Pilates conditioning, whether performed on the mat or on specialized equipment such as the reformer, involves a series of dynamic movements designed to strengthen the body’s core and improve flexibility. Because Pilates promotes proper body mechanics and postural awareness, Pilates can help correct these common postural faults. To keep you riding on the road to success, Pilates also helps prevent common injuries and discomfort—such as pain in the knees, feet, back, neck and arms—that can all too easily sidetrack or squelch a training program. Call Mikealynn at Empower Pilates, LLC to enhance your cycling technique or to join our group as we train for the Door County Century at (920) 980-4976.|