EXPLORE YOUR CORE
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of low intensity workout that targets strengthening muscle groups while correcting posture alignment and flexibility. It also works wonders in tightening your core and improving muscle balance all through your body. It is also very useful for physical rehabilitation and for sports training.
Don’t let the low intensity aspect of the workout fool you, pilates can be as effective as doing your normal running sessions or other high intensity cardio exercises.
Is it only for professionals?
Well no, this is a common misconception. Anyone who has an interest in strength training can benefit from this sort of workout.
What is the equipment needed?
Pilates can require equipment but it is not necessary to the workout. You can either workout on the machine specifically made for this workout called the reformer, or you can use a mat which is a tad bit thicker than your usual yoga mat. The main focus of this workout regardless of where it’s performed, is having control.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
By practicing pilates regularly, you will be able to achieve a number of benefits such as:
★ Improved core stability and strength
★ Correct posture and balance
★ Better flexibility
★ Therapeutic treatments for any kind of pain like back or neck pain.
Pilates is a good workout enhancer. It completes your workout in addition to the normal cardio exercises because it involves a lot of stretching and resistance building exercises.
At Fitlov, we have some of the most qualified pilates instructors who are guaranteed to guide you through the workout. It may sound like a lot, but once you take a few classes and learn the basics, it will surely become your go to workout routine.