Thursday, April 24, 2014

Posture, Pilates, and Your Athletic Success

Hello Everyone!

A short time ago AGSP's Adult Performance Class was treated to a couple of Pilates workouts by Certified Instructor Anne Laing. She had our class on a piece of equipment called The Reformer which allowed us to train our bodies in a low-impact way.

Did you know that some famous athletes have done private Pilates workouts at Akron General's Health and Wellness Center in Montrose?

Did you know that many professional athletes from all sports use Pilates as a way to decrease their injury risk and improve their performance?

Pilates can be a great compliment to all of an athlete's intense practices and sports performance training because it is geared to realigning the body back to optimal lengths and tensions.

One of my favorite sayings during training is, "if your posture isn't correct, there is no way you are the best athlete you can be." Can you think of one NBA, NFL, or MLB athlete that has horrible posture? How about one that has just poor posture? You will be hard-pressed to find one.

Proper posture means you are aligned in the best possible way for your body to perform. Muscles need to be at certain lengths and tensions, and having proper posture ensures that you are giving them the foundation to do that.

What a shame it would be to have your athletic career not be as successful as it could be because you didn't have proper posture! Pilates can be a great compliment to help you reach your fullest potential!

For a Pilates classes and their descriptions check out THIS LIFESTYLES SCHEDULE. To reach Anne directly, you can email her at or visit her Linkden Page

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

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