Winsor Pilates has become very popular as a form of exercise. The program has received good reviews both from users and professionals alike. But, for someone, who was recently introduced to this form of exercise, one has to ask how can it help someone else?
Many people have said that the Winsor Pilates exercise plan works best for weight loss, fat burning, mental conditioning, and like the original Pilates, it offers better health through exercise. Winsor Pilates comes on a DVD, and claims when used at least three days a week can produce results in as short a time as four or five weeks. This seems a somewhat ambitious claim but according to most regular users, Winsor Pilates, does work, with extra benefits to boot.
Winsor Pilates is a low intensity exercise that burns a lot of calories. Because it is low intensity, it can be done by almost anyone in almost any state of health (although as usual, one should check with a doctor before geting started – just in case!)
Joseph Pilates, who devised the Pilates method, focused on breathing and stretching with slow paced movements. Winsor Pilates is a derivation of the Pilates and is designed by Mari Winsor. It aims to train the “core” or the muscles in the abdomen, back and buttocks. The Winsor method claims that by strengthening one’s core, one can get, as well as physical fitness, mental clarity which allows the mind to work efficiently with the body.
Mari Winsor, the inventor of Winsor Pilates who is in her sixties at the time of writing this article, but still has the physique of a 20 year old. She claims that this is due to the Winsor Pilates System. Her body is lean and flexible, something that can not be said for a lot of people her age.
Mari Winsor made sure that Winsor Pilates can be used by just about anyone. It makes use of the Pilates method, adapted into a low intensity exercise which as noted earlier can be done by most people, even in the frailest of health. This makes it accessible for everyone and gives an opportunity to improve one’s health without the stricter requirements of other exercise methods.
Some fans of the Winsor method even say it can be used for rehabilitation, although this might be true, it is hardly easy for a person with broken bones to work out only in front of a DVD. If someone wants to use Winsor as part of a rehabilitation program it should be under the supervision of a certified Pilates instructor.
This is because, for rehabilitation, Pilates has to be precisely observed. No DVD can replace an instructor as an instructor assures that one executes the moves correctly and that one is not causing damage or pain.
In addition, instructors are a good source of answers for most of the questions you’ll have about Pilates. Please though, consult your doctor before using Pilates for rehabilitation.
For pregnant women however, Mari Winsor did not, modify the Pilates method, so care must be taken. During the third trimester, Pilates done lying down should be avoided as this could damage the blood flow to the baby.
All in all, aside from pregnant women and extremely ill people, Winsor Pilates is for everyone. It provides an exercise regime that is gentle on the joints, muscles and bones. After the increased focus on abdominal muscles and all-in-one gyms Winsor Pilates is definitely a good addition to other workout systems that are abandoned becasue they are too difficult or take too long to see improvements.