Benefits of Pilates Exercises

We've all heard our friends boasting about how they "crushed it in Pilates yesterday", or how they're "sore after that killer Pilates session". But what the heck are Pilates? Are they an active type of exercise like resistance training, or are they a more sedentary form of exercise like Yoga?

The answer: both!

Pilates is a total body conditioning method of exercise. It was a method developed by Josef Pilates over 70 years ago in Germany. Pilates came to New York City in 1926 and started teaching it to athletes and dancers. His exercises were originally called “Contrology”.

Pilates is an exercise that consists of controlled movements, which is to strengthen your core. The core refers to the muscles deep within the abs and back, attaching to the spine or pelvis.

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Like Yoga, you use a mat to perform the exercises, though there is other equipment used for the workouts. Many of the Pilates exercises are similar to Yoga exercises, though there are many movements unique to Pilates. Breathing is an important part of Pilates. When you take notice of your breathing, you properly inhale and exhale to maintain control over mind and body movements.

There are many amazing benefits of doing Pilates workouts:

Even though Pilates is not an aerobic workout, it could be a big part of your weight loss goals. By combining a balanced diet with regular practices, you will begin to see a change in your mood as well as your body.

To see results of weight loss quicker, it’s important to lead an active lifestyle. This could include walking, running, or another exercise class. By increasing your daily activity your metabolism your body will begin to burn more body fat to give you the weight loss you are looking for.


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