Let’s Talk: How Pilates Helps a Body


Ellen Italiaander joins The SavvyCast to talk all things Pilates~from how it helps a body, how a reformer works, how Pilates differs from yoga, and more.

lets talk Pilates

Ellen Italiaander has been a Pilates instructor for more than 20 years. She is one of my instructors at Club Pilates, where she is definitely a fan favorite. In this episode, Ellen shares information that will help us have a deeper understanding of Pilates. We begin our conversation talking about the benefits of Pilates, some of which are listed below.

Ellen Italiaander
PIlates Instructor Ellen Italiaander


The benefits of Pilates

  • Great for ANY age because it focuses on building strength in a gentle, non-impactful way.
  • Designed to neither overstretch nor under stretch your muscles.
  • Improves posture by working your abdominal muscles.
  • Stretches out the spine, helping with lower back pain.
  • Helps many with hip pain and sciatica.

We also discuss the differences between Pilates, how it integrates with other forms of exercise,  and how the pandemic has affected the Pilates industry.

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  1. You caught my attention when you stated that pilates is great for people of any age. Since this is a gentle exercise routine that has a lot of health benefits, I feel like my wife and I can really get a lot from it even if we’re as old as we are. I’ll encourage her to join me in looking for any pilates classes we can attend together so we can add this to our daily routines.

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