- CoreStix are great for burning lots of calories
- You need a lot of focus to exercise on CoreStix
- CoreStix can give you a stronger core
Are you aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy body balance? From preventing falls to risks of fractures and improving posture, there are many ways in which maintaining a good body balance can help you. There are numerous exercises that you can do to improve or build body balance. But the exercise which celebrity Pilates trainer Namrata Purohit was seen doing on CoreStix yesterday seemed a little more challenging and engaging. In a video shared on Instagram, Namrata is seen doing push-ups while balancing on CoreStix.
It was some time ago that Namrata introduced her followers to this equipment. Actress Sonakshi Sinha was first seeing working on the CoreStix in Namrata's Pilates studio in Mumbai. According to the Pilates trainer, CoreStix are "extremely unstable" and require immense effort for maintaining stability and balance while exercising on it.
In the video below, you can see how Namrata is trying hard to not lose balance on this fitness equipment. You can see the stix shaking as she performs her push-ups and this implies just how strenuous the workout can be.
These push ups on the CoreStix are soooooo good! The stix are extremely unstable making me work really hard to maintain my stability and balance, engage my core and ensure I don't fall flat on my face ???? Absolutely love these and love how much I have to focus while doing them!! . . . #pilates #PilatesGirl #namratapurohit #fitness #strong #believe #move #fitgirl #fitindia
The importance of having good body balance was recently advocated by celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar as well. Rujuta informs that good body balance is indicative of a stronger body. Balancing activities like cycling, skipping rope, skating, swimming, dancing and some yoga postures like back bends, hand stands and inversions can help in improving alertness.
Working on building body balance can help in improving muscle strength, flexibility and joint mobility. It helps a person prevent falls or deal with falls in a better way.
She also writes that working out on the equipment requires a lot of focus. Speaking of other benefits of this unique fitness equipment, they are great for sculpting and toning of the body. You can burn a lot of calories while working out on the CoreStix. Read here to know more benefits of working out on the CoreStix.
Here are other videos of Namrata trying balancing and core-engaging exercises on the reformer. Apart from improving body balance, these exercises can help in toning and strengthening your body.
So, if you are someone who falls easily or loses balances while performing day-to-day activities, its time you work on improving balance. You can also do the sit and rising test for check your balance and coordination. See if you can sit on the floor and stand up without bending or taking support from an object or a wall. You have good balance if you are able to do this easily. According to Rujuta Diwekar, this sit and rising test is also used a predictor of metabolic health and longevity.
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