Both mat classes and reformer Pilates workouts are some of the most effective exercise regimens for toning your trouble spots while focusing on your powerhouse, aka your core. The precise manner of Pilates exercises allow you to target areas such as abs, waist, bra bulge, triceps, biceps, thighs and glutes, all while strengthening your foundation.
In addition to helping you tone up, Pilates elongates our muscles and corrects our posture, making us stand and feel taller and lighter. The resistance element of the reformer workouts we employ at our Pilates studio also helps build lean muscle—and the more lean muscle mass we have, the more calories we burn. This is why many nutritionists and physicians at medical weight loss clinics recommend Pilates as an effective workout.
Figure out how you can up your exercise ante by committing to a certain number of Pilates classes or private sessions each week. In an ideal world, we would all be doing five Pilates workouts a week. If you can commit to that and start this week, by the end of June you’ll look and feel great. If you currently only take two sessions a week, see if you can increase that to four per week. If you’re taking three per week, boost it up to at least four. Mix it up and confuse your muscles by taking jump board classes as well. No matter what, you’ll carry yourself in an entirely new, better way.
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