Pilates has such a loyal following partly because it can be customized to help you reach specific goals. Maybe you're a runner who wants to improve their time and prevent injuries. Or maybe you use Pilates exercises to improve specific pathologies like Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. The list goes on and on!
A lot of research has been done to help us understand the proven benefits of Pilates within certain goals. One of our favorite resources for research studies is Pilates Science. They organize Pilates articles by category and update their research monthly. Possibly the best part is that the articles are written in plain, easy-to-read English!
The Programming + Sequencing chapter of the Pilates Encyclopedia has exercise lists organized by movement goals, athletic needs, and specific pathologies. Within each post, we add research studies to help you dive into the science behind the guidelines that are given.
Check out this example from our post on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction:
If you have a specific goal, looking at research studies can help give you the knowledge to reach it. Our exercise lists for movement, athletic, and pathology goals is constantly growing and currently covers:
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