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 in our busy daily schedule.
Let’s take a look at Pilates – what benefits can our favourite form of exercise offer if practised daily only for 30 minutes? We caught up with our Pilates instructors and here are their top 10 benefits:
Activate your core muscles – it will prevent and relief back pain in the long term
Improve your flexibility and joint mobility – Pilates will eventually lead to a more efficient and balanced body
Strengthen your muscles, using only your body weight – without putting pressure on your knees and joints
Lose weight – increase your metabolism rate and help burn calories faster
Balance body & mind – makes you more aware of your body and what you can achieve
Reduce stress – stretching your body will help metabolise the stress hormones that build up in the body
Mindfulness – practising Pilates will help you train yourself in becoming more physically and emotionally present. You can see more about mindfulness here
Stamina – your body will become stronger and your overall endurance will improve
Energy – your energy levels will increase and you will stop getting tired 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.
This blog post was published on 3rd January 2017, and updated on 30th January 2018.