Stretching is vital to your overall well-being and to help manage stress, especially as we age, and Pilates is one way to address this. I make stretching and Pilates part of every workout I do, in the form of a warmup and warm-down, and also practice Pilates stretching and flexibility exercises a few days per week. Sometimes I use a foam roller, and sometimes it's me doing the movements on my own, like I show you in my Stop The Clock Fitness Plan. It's an important part of any workout routine, as stretching and flexibility exercises can:
- Increase agility
- Minimize aches and stiffness
- Improve posture so you look taller, leaner and more confidant!