It’s that time of the year again when we think that it’s time to kick off our fitness related New Year’s resolutions. But if we start thinking of endless hours to spend at the gym, what is the likelihood we will actually stick to this new regimen?
The reality is that we need commitment, but what matters the most in order to reach our goals is finding a simple workout which we can fit into our busy daily schedule.
Let’s take a look at Pilates – what benefits can our favourite form of exercise offer if practised daily for only 30 minutes? We caught up with our Pilates instructors, and here are their top 9 benefits:
1. Relieve back pain
Activating the core muscles will prevent and relieve back pain in the long term.
2. Improve flexibility and joint mobility
Pilates will eventually lead to a more efficient and balanced body.
3. Strengthens muscles
Our Pilates instructors recommend doing this using only your body weight without putting pressure on your knees and joints.
4. Possibility to lose weight
Pilates will increase your metabolism rate, which helps to burn calories faster.
5. Balance body and mind
This exercise makes you more aware of your body and what you can achieve.
6. Reduces stress
Interestingly, stretching your body will help metabolise the stress hormones that build up in the body.
Practising Pilates will help you train yourself in becoming more physically and emotionally present. To read more about mindfulness, check out this blog on Pilates and mindfulness.
8. Improve Stamina
Your body will become stronger the more you do Pilates, and your overall endurance will improve.
9. Increase Energy
Pilates will help your energy levels to increase, and you will stop getting tired as easily.
These benefits are only some of the amazing ways Pilates can help you if practised regularly. If you’re looking to re-focus your Pilates skills and enjoy some Italian sunshine at the same time, join us on a Pilates holiday in Italy this year.