How Pilates Can Benefit Cyclists

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While the benefits of Pilates are now widely recognised for improving core stability and treating many desk-related complaints, cycling is a sport where this can sometimes be overlooked. This article from the Longevity website outlines some of the amazing benefits that Pilates can offer for both recreational and competitive cyclists.

From ideas as simple as preventing injury by strengthening leg, back and neck muscles to countering the negative impacts of sitting on a bike, there are a whole range of reasons why Pilates can make a big difference for cyclists.

Pilates for Cycling

Sitting on a bike for extended periods in a hunched position can cause a lot of detrimental effects on the body. Pilates offers a great way to counter these effects by stretching out lower limb and back muscles in order to promote correct body alignment.

The benefits also include building a strong core to help maintain stability, provide a solid platform for the pedalling muscles to push against, maintaining an efficient pedal stroke and even enhancing breathing technique.

Have a read of the full article here and feel free to contact us at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre if you’d like to discuss how Pilates can assist your cycling or other health concern.

At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre, we offer 60-minute Studio Pilates classes throughout the week, with a great team of experienced instructors. For those after a more intense workout, we also offer the Bodhi Suspension System with each high-intensity class running for 30-minutes. If you’d like to know more about Studio Pilates or the Bodhi Suspension System or would like to sign-up for classes please feel free to ask a question, or send us an email at:

You can also contact our reception desk on (03) 9939 1289.

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