Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates of Germany.

Professional dancers have known the benefits of Pilates for decades. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. Hollywood celebrities and models use it to maintain beautiful bodies, and many, including Hugh Grand, Jennifer Anniston and Oprah Winfrey, have commented about the benefits of the practice.

Pilates transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess muscle, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. It is gentle to your body while giving it a challenging workout.

Pilates improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It also helps with back pain. It elongates and strengthens your muscles, improving elasticity and joint mobility.

In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles.

In Shanghai Souldancing Studio, Pilates is practiced standing or on a floor mat  no heavy equipment is involved. You will use your body weight, which makes injuries less likely.

Some of the benefits of Pilates practice include:

  • Better health overall
  • Increased energy, dynamism and endurance
  • Better posture; decreased back & neck pain
  • Enhanced muscle tone
  • Weight loss
  • Relaxation, stress relief through stretching
  • Functional fitness for daily life activities

No previous experience is necessary for Souldancing’s Pilates class. You may also want to check our Yoga lessons.

Please see our Shanghai Dance Lessons schedule for more details.

If you are not a Souldancing Studio member yet, see our general information page to find out more about our Shanghai Dance Studio. We are centrally located and within walking distance from subway Line 1 and 2. Click on “Map” at the top of this page to find your way around the busy Shanghai streets!

Feel free to reach us at 62564400 or if you have any questions.

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