Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt or leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers and tennis players are constantly stressing their bodies. They also require repeating the same essential movements. As a result some muscles become dominant and others weaken, causing an imbalance in the body.
Many tennis players and golfers- from weekend warriors to the game’s elite like Rory McIlroy and Serena Williams- are turning to Pilates as an essential training tool that keeps the body in balance, improves performance and strengthens that all important swing!
A little bit of science – Pilates is focused on movement from the centre of the body, the “power house” of most shots in golf and tennis. Pilates will improve “dynamic stability” which means building strength and control while also increasing mobility at the same time. By increasing the quality of rotational movements of the hips and trunk around a strong, stable spine one can imagine the improvement in power of your serve or accuracy of your drive. Additionally Pilates provides a full body workout engaging all areas of the body and is low impact on the joints. The end result is a flexible, symmetrically muscled body that is strengthened from the inside out.
Remedy Pilates & Physiotherapy in Bray, Co. Wicklow offer mat and reformer Pilates classes. At Remedy we intertwines Pilates with Physiotherapy experience to ensure your programme is specific to your body’s needs, your level of fitness and demands of your sport. We also specialise in “Clinical Pilates”, drawing on years of experience working with clients struggling to shake an injury or recovering from surgery.
Whether you’re a social player or a budding pro, Pilates in not just used as a form of injury prevention or rehabilitation it will directly impact on sports performance and improve your game.
For your chance to redeem 10% of any Pilates or Physiotherapy package, be sure to mention this article when you book at 012829837 or www.remedypilates.ie.