Why Pilates Can Be Used to Reach a Variety of Exercise GoalsJanuary 12, 2020
2020 isn’t just the start of a new year. It’s also a new decade. Isn’t it time you committed to finally putting yourself first for a change? Health is wealth, after all. If you focus on self-care and self-love, you can be a much stronger and more positive person for all those around you.
Forget all this new year, new you nonsense.
We’re pretty sure you’re amazing, just the way you are! However, imagine just how much better you’d feel if your mood was improved, your posture aligned, your energy levels increased, your core strengthened, and your flexibility improved?
Sounds pretty amazing, right?
Well, all of that can be achieved and more besides by practising Pilates. So this year, instead of making a new year’s resolution that you won’t stick to beyond February, how about committing to making real, lasting, and significant changes? The kind of change that you don’t just see, you really feel.
Rumour has it that Adele’s fabulous new figure is down to a newly discovered love of Pilates
While the beautiful Margot Robbie is another big fan. She says Pilates is her exercise of choice because it works the whole body at once. Ideal if you are searching for something that’s multi-tasking. Holly Willoughby took up Pilates after the birth of her second child, and she’s in the shape of her life. Pilates isn’t just for A-list celebrities, though; it’s for everybody. Every shape, size, age, and level of ability.
So why not take up Reformer Pilates?
Make a start today by checking out one of our state of art reformer studios right here in Essex and find out just what all the buzz is about. We promise you’ll be hooked, especially when you start to see and feel the benefits for yourself. Talking of which, we’re currently offering all new clients 6 classes for £66; the perfect introduction course. Click HERE to book.
Why Pilates Can Be Used to Reach a Variety of Exercise Goals.
The real beauty and benefit of Pilates is that it can be used to reach a wide variety of exercise goals. Pilates has long been the go-to-choice of exercise for celebrities and sports stars wanting to get into shape, firm, tone, and build endurance. Cardio alone can’t achieve all of these goals. You need to add in some resistance style training to maintain a youthful body. Pilates is ideal for that.
It is also important to vary your workouts, in order to keep toning the whole muscle group and so you do not reach a plateau and give up. We have a number of different workouts on offer, and our machines are incredibly versatile, so you will constantly be trying different exercises in every single class.
While high-intensity exercises like HIIT, spinning, and boxing are great for kick-starting weight loss, they won’t necessarily change your overall shape. However, used in conjunction with reformer or mat Pilates, you can additionally improve posture and strengthen the core while sculpting all those smaller muscles that contribute to making you look so much more toned and tightened. We prove this by combining reformer pilates, with a HIIT, in our CARDIO POWER classes on Monday evening and Friday mornings.
Whatever your exercise goals are for this year, Pilates can help.
Whether you want to…
- train for a marathon
- lift heavier weights at the gym
- improve your swimming stamina
- take up Crossfit
- hone your tennis or golf swing
Reach your goals with Pilates.
- It’s an efficient full-body workout
- It develops muscle endurance
- It strengthens the core and protects your back
- It builds pain tolerance and stamina to other workouts
- It works at a micro-muscle level
- It requires complete coordination of mind, body, and spirit
- It promotes better posture and form
- It increases flexibility and mobility
For complete top to toe toning, Pilates is the way to go.
Are you a convert to Pilates? If so, wed love to hear from you. How has it benefited your body? Would you recommend it to others? Tell us in the comments section and share your experience with our members and readers.