Body Shaping with Pilates

Posted in Fitness

Among the many benefits of Pilates you can find a better posture. Pilates helps to improve posture and balance promoting a higher proprioception (the understanding of your own body in space) and it also helps to reduce stress and decompress the spine. Spinal alignment and reaching a neutral pose is the main goal of the class, producing results that will last for long after the 60-minute class. Breathing deeply at the same time will boost the feeling of relaxation and guide each movement.

Transitions and poses are done slowly in a controlled fashion that keeps the necessary tension, promoting toned muscles and increasing the body’s resistance. Depending on your overall physical condition and the effort invested in the class you can expect to burn an average of 200 to 300 calories in a one-hour class.

At-home Pilates

If you missed your Pilates class at the club here is a easy sequence of Pilates for body shape you can do at home. Increase repetitions and pose times adjusting the level of the challenge to your preferences. Enjoy!

Posted in Fitness