Pilates Vs Gym
These days many workout methods are incorporating the importance of core strength in all exercise and it is common for personal trainers to take a Pilates qualification in order to broaden their scope of understanding of movement and exercise.
In fact it is very beneficial for personal trainers to have an understanding of correct and normal posture and deviations from normal posture in order to know which gym based exercises can help or hurt individual clients. Although this knowledge can be gained through many different courses or certifications it is best standardized and practiced by contemporary Pilates methods especially Pilates Academy International.
If you work out on your own at the gym it is useful to have a knowledge of Pilates so that you can make sure your joints, especially your lower back are safe while you are using heavy weights. This can help prevent injuries, especially to the rotator cuff (shoulder) and lower back.