The Winsor Pilates Rage
Winsor Pilates has become all the rage in today's ever changing market for the best weight Loss programs, and so far, it has received good reviews both form users and professional analysts. But for someone, who just got introduced to this form of the ever famous exercise regimen, one cannot resist to ask, what is it? How can it help me?
Reviewers say that Winsor Pilates is best for weight loss, fat burning, mental conditioning, and like its namesake, it offers better health through exercise. Winsor Pilates comes in a DVD, and claims when used 3 days a week can produce results in as low as a month. This is a rather big claim considering the weight loss programs available to us today. But according to most users, this program does work, with extra effects to boot.
It is a low intensity exercise that burns a lot of calories, because it is low intensity, it can be done by almost anyone in almost any condition. Joseph Pilates, first invented the Pilates method, and focused on breathing and stretching in slow paced movements. Winsor Pilates is a derivation of the Pilates that Joseph Pilates invented, made by Mari Winsor.
It aims to train the 'core' or the muscles in the abdomen, back and buttocks. It says that by strengthening your core, you get aside from physical fitness, mental clarity which allows the mind to work efficiently with the body.
Mari Winsor, the inventor of Winsor Pilates is 54 years old, with the physique of a 20 year old. Due to the Winsor Pilates System, her body is lean and flexible, which we cannot say for a lot of people her age.
Mari Winsor made this program for the use of the majority of the population. It makes use of the Pilates method, modified into a low intensity exercise which as said earlier can be done by most people, even in the frailest of health stature. This makes it accessible as well as useful for anyone, even people of poor health, thus improving their health without the fancy requirements of other methods.
Some people even say it can be used for rehabilitation, although this is true, it is hardly very easy for a person with broken bones to work out only in front of a DVD. If however, someone wants to use it for rehabilitation, it should be under the supervision of a certified Pilates instructor.
This is because, for rehabilitation, Pilates has to be precisely observed, no amount of DVD's can replace an instructor, an instructor assures that you execute the moves correctly, and that you are not damaging or hurting yourself doing it, in addition, they are a good source of answers for most of the questions you'll have about Pilates. Plus it won't hurt to consult your doctor either, before using Pilates for rehabilitation.
For pregnant women however, Mari Winsor did not, modify the Pilates method to accommodate the pregnant women, so care must be taken. During the third trimester, Pilates done lying down should be avoided; this could damage the blood flow to the baby.
All in all, aside from pregnant women and extremely ill people, Winsor Pilates is for everyone. It provides an exercise that is easy on the joints muscles and bones. After the increased focus on abdominal muscles and all in one gyms, this is a definitely good replacement for methods that don't work.
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