The world we live in can fill with stress. So much to do, so little time. Revision, exams, work, family, chores, life! If you find yourself filling up with stress, some downtime is what you need. Pilates offers that downtime.

Exercise is one of the best ways to beat stress, by increasing the body’s natural feel-good chemical which in turn lowers the stress hormone levels. Pilates takes things a stage further, by focusing on relaxation, a key to beating tension, anxiety & of course, stress!

Concentrating on breathing helps us to clear our minds & focus on one task whilst providing relaxation. Pilates also requires full concentration on movements so all the issues of everyday life are put out of your mind, for the duration of the session at least. Pilates also improves posture, which leads to a reduction in aches & pains & in turn, a better night’s sleep. This combination of gentle exercise & time spent calming your mind improves the quality of sleep you have & reduces fatigue, so you’ll be able to see through the stress with a clearer view.

So if you’re struggling with stress, come along to the Purely Pilates North East studio & join one of our pilates classes. Let’s beat stress & remove those headaches, together!