Climbers Benefit from Pilates
Climbers benefit from Pilates by enhancing their performance, improving posture, gaining strength and endurance in core muscles, and improving flexibility. These will all help prevent injuries.
For example, climbers may overwork shoulder joints and muscles in relation to the rest of the body. The shoulder girdle supports the arms and provides attachments for several muscles involved in the movements of the head. Healthy mobility and coordination of these joints and muscles in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand are crucial for good climbing performance.
Symmetry in movement is a part of the Pilates practice that re-balances the body, correctly aligns it and has a proper core engagement for overall balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance. While climbing, the body is typically not in a symmetrical position. However, with our professionally trained Pilates instructors, it is possible to increase the range of movement in all the joints and enhance overall athletic performance.