The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyse whether exercise in the shoulder complex can be improved by exercising according to the Pilates method.
The study hypothesizes that it is possible to improve the shoulder complex movement functionality for sedentary workers by using the Pilates method during group exercise classes. The study included a total of 16 participants, divided into two groups – a training group and a control group. 9 persons were included in the training group and 7 persons in the control group.
In order to collect general information about the individuals and to determine whether they could be included in the study as subjects, individuals completed a questionnaire. Participants were subjected to a Fitness Screening Test to determine the motion functionality and movement pattern of their shoulder complex and other body segments. In the follow-up study, the training group was divided into two groups which exercised twice a week for a total of 16 classes using 3 different training programs under the guidance of a trainer. After completing the training programs, all participants were subjected to the Fitness Screening Test again and answered one question from the questionnaire. The research findings support the hypothesis that it is possible to improve the shoulder complex movement functionality for sedentary workers by using the Pilates method during group exercise classes. Repeated Fitness Screening Test results show improvement in all test positions relating to the shoulder complex in the training group. The results of the study show that economically available group exercise classes can improve the functionality of the shoulder complex.
- 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)