At Flavours we love a Pilates course, and in our opinion there is no better way to do it than under the Italian sun on one of our Pilates holidays! We think Pilates is such an effective workout for people of all ages.
Today, we will show you 6 reasons why you should start doing a Pilates course! Trust me, your going to want to read this one…
A Pilates course is a complete workout
One of the main advantages to choosing a Pilates course is that Pilates is a complete workout that works your entire body. Pilates is a combination of strength training, stretching, and cardiovascular conditioning. Therefore, to get the whole body benefit of Pilates you would have to spend a lot longer in the gym. The greatest thing about Pilates exercises is that you don’t feel like a sweaty mess afterwards as you would’ve if you went to the gym.
Many celebrities love Pilates and swear by it. Do you ever wonder how Jennifer Anniston and Cristiano Ronaldo keep their body’s so in shape? There workouts consist of Pilates! You can find out what other celebrities do a Pilates course to keep them in shape by reading our blog post.
Your joints can benefit from a Pilates course
Pilates exercises cause no wear and tear to joints as it is made up of fluid and controlled movements. Best of all it was actually developed as a rehabilitative tool and so can be an antidote to joint stiffness and can alleviate pain in joints, and so it makes it a great choice of exercise for those with arthritis. Four words for you…No. More. Back. Pain.
Joining a Pilates course is very energising
Many people are amazed at how energised and invigorated they feel after a Pilates session. This is caused by the focus on breathing which is key to cell health and beneficial to the whole body. What’s more, quite often exhausting, hard gym workouts can cause people to binge eat to restore their energy. So, for the Pilates convert there will be no more urges to reach for the chocolate afterwards!
Pilates can be a quick workout
A Pilates workout can be done in a matter of minutes as you only do a few repetitions and move from one exercise to another without stopping. Therefore, a rigorous workout can be achieved in 30 minutes. This allows you to slip in a quick workout during your day without losing too much time!
All you need is yourself
One of the best things about Pilates is that you don’t need any equipment and it can be done anywhere, at any time. Even in the likes of Italy… That’s right, we have Pilates holidays in many regions around Italy. All you need is a mat and yourself! You can also follow along a YouTube video if you’d rather stay in the comfort of your own home whilst exercising.
Improved core strength
The creator of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, was the first person to coin the phrase “core strength” and his workout really is the best way to go about getting it! It particularly works the inner and outer abs, inner and outer obliques, lower back muscles, glutes, and the iliopsoas – so perfect for sculpting a leaner, more balanced and stronger you! As there are many Pilates moves, a Pilates course will never feel repetitive.
Would you join a Pilates course
The list goes on! So, if you haven’t already, today is the day to start Pilates!
If you are feeling inspired to start Pilates, but still needing a little encouragement why not contact us about our Pilates holidays – what could be better than returning from a holiday to Italy feeling toned and trim?!
Or, for those already converted to the Pilates lifestyle, it’s time to try it out al fresco in the Italian sun! Bellissimo!