STARTING THIS JUNE — very effective, very challenging, and great fun!!!
Stand Up Paddle Board Pilates builds your balance and strength while performing some of the Pilates mat exercises on a paddle board.
During your session you will be guided through an adapted class incorporating a warm-up paddle to get the blood flowing, then onto the Pilates method which can help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips and back. After a great workout and stretch in natures own studio, the cool down paddle back will ease you back into your day.
As the board is floating on water, the paddler must constantly recruit deep stabilizing muscles of the pelvis and spine just to stand on the board and paddle it. Taking it further, adding core-based exercises to the board will enhance the recruitment of such muscles. Hence, adding Pilates exercises to the board will enhance the challenge and benefits of Pilates. For example, when performing what seems to be a simple exercise like Leg Circles, the participant is reminded to stabilize their pelvis, and ensure that their weight is not shifting from hip to hip. On the paddleboard, the board will not only provide feedback about the unstable pelvis by rocking, it will also provide more of a challenge because the wobbly hips and uncontrolled leg movements will cause the board to flip over. The same proves true with performing exercises that address spinal stability and abdominal strength. Not only will the participant be working the abdominals in flexion, they will be firing more stabilizers to maintain the stability on the unstable board, thus making the exercise more challenging. More complicated exercises, like Kneeling Side Leg Series, for example, are particularly challenging because of the requirement of scapular AND pelvic stability necessary to perform this series properly. All-in-all, Pilates routines on the Stand Up Paddleboard are very effective, very challenging, and very fun!
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