While summer days are often characterized by lazy afternoons at the shore, come winter, many of us head to the mountains for sports of a more extreme kind. Did you know that Pilates can be a wonderful way to supplement your winter fitness routine?
Says Zeel Expert Halle Clarke, owner of Soho's Mongoose Bodyworks: "Pilates is a perfect complement to the rigorous and repetitive nature of winter sports." Halle adds that, as with many athletic endeavors, winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and even ice skating rely on repetitive movements that can take a toll on the body. Here, she gives us three ways Pilates can counteract these effects.
Build endurance and strength. Because of the personalized nature of the practice, Pilates can uniquely create endurance and strength in the specific muscles needed to ski and skate-and to do them well! When flying down the mountain at high speeds, for example, one needs to remain in a position with bent knees forRead More »from 3 Ways Pilates Perfectly Complements Winter Sports