Increase Your Strength and Endurance With SEMI Pilates Sessions!
What is pilates? Pilates is a type of exercise developed by and named for Joseph Pilates. Pilates was living in England, working as a circus performer and boxer, when he was placed in forced internment in England at the outbreak of WWI. While in the internment camp, he began to develop the floor exercises that evolved into what we now know as Pilates Mat Work.
Pilates began working with and rehabilitating other detainees who were suffering from diseases and injuries. After WWI, he packed his bags and took a boat to New York City, where he and his wife Clara taught in their studio from 1926-1966. Pilates passed away at the age of 87 in 1967, but his exercises and theories are with us to this day, having been modified by advancements in the understanding of core training, stability and neuromuscular function.
How Does Pilates Work?:
Pilates sessions strengthen your core muscles, and increase the flexibility of certain muscle groups. Joining the pilates sessions at SEMI's Toronto sports medicine clinic can help you both prevent and treat:
- Low Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Hip Pain
Did you know...
Pilates is also fantastic core training to supplement other forms of athlete training? A stronger core will help you excel at your chosen sport!
Additional Pilates Information
All pilates sessions at SEMI's Toronto sports medicine clinics are private, and taught by our registered physiotherapists. 40 and 60 minute pilates sessions are available. They may even be covered by your extended healthcare plan! We supply reformers, mats and towels and all other equipment. All you're required to bring is a comfortable change of clothes. Change rooms are available onsite.
We accept as well as cheques
90 minutes of FREE parking underneath the Sheppard Centre...bring your parking ticket up to the clinic for validation.
Contact SEMI today, or reach out to one of our Toronto sports medicine clinics for more information about our Toronto pilates sessions and how you can join in!
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Tip of the Month
Did you know that The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that adults between the age of 18-65 should accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity 5 days a week or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise 3-days a week. In addition, strength training should be included twice a week with a minimum of 8-10 exercises at 8-12 repetitions.
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