Pilates Classes to Improve Your Golf Game
Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer. The grass is getting greener. It is time to dust off those golf clubs and hit the greens. But is your body ready for the game?
Did you know that during an 18 hole game of golf, your spine coils and uncoils more than 100 times? That is a lot of twisting trauma to your lower back. Have you been keeping your body fit and flexible for the upcoming golfing season during the winter months?
If not, it is time to get busy now. Pilates is an ideal form of exercise that can truly prepare both your mind and body for the game of golf.
How Pilates can help both improve your game and prevent injuries commonly associated with golf…..
1. Pilates improves flexibility of the spine. Golf requires your spine to flex, extend and rotate. Participating in Pilates classes can improve flexibility of the spine in all planes of movement.
2. Pilates improves strength of the core muscles. The stronger your core is the more power you can generate during your swing. Pilates is known for strengthening all the muscles of the core including the small deep spinal muscles that help to protect the spine.
3. Pilates balances all the muscles of the body from head to toe. Golf is a full body sport. In order to have a good game, free from injury, you must have great balance of all the muscles of the hips, legs, core and upper body. Pilates simulates that same full-body integration.
4. Pilates improves your mind-body connection. One of principles of Pilates is concentration. In order to truly reap the benefit of Pilates, it requires you to concentrate on the task at hand. Golf requires that same kind of concentration.
If you want to prepare your body for the warmer months ahead, don’t delay, sign yourself up for Pilates classes. ABS Pilates of Sunbury, Ohio is here to help. ABS Pilates offers all levels of Pilates classes including mat Pilates, Reformer classes, Tower classes and Jumpboard classes. Classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced participant. ABS Pilates services the central Ohio area including, but not limited to Sunbury, New Albany, Gahanna, Columbus, Galena and Westerville. All classes at ABS Pilates are taught by Amanda B. Smith, licensed physical therapist and certified Pilates instructor with more than 25 years of experience.
Contact ABS Pilates today and get your golf game on track for a great, healthy season.