Low Impact Pilates Workout (Perfect for Beginners)
Many times, people think that because a workout is low impact that it’s going to be easy.
Well, think again.
This 30-minute Pilates workout will leave you out of breath and completely exhausted- all signs of a great workout.
Pilates will help work your muscles in a challenging new way that will help you strengthen and tone in the right places.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Keep reading for the video to this pilates workout.
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WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is similar to yoga, it is a type of exercise that strengthens the body by focusing on balance, posture, and flexibility. Pilates consists of low-impact movements that improve flexibility and muscular strength.
Pilates also focuses on the mind– you will be aware of the way you are breathing and how you are moving your body while doing the various exercises.
Classes are typically structured to focus on core strength, flexibility and balance, or a more rigorous whole body workout.
Pilates has lately experienced a new surge in popularity, but it can sound intimidating if you don’t know what it is.
If you are a beginner, don’t worry. Pilates is a great workout and almost anyone can safely participate. You can even do it at home and usually no equipment is required.
Pilates workouts are a great type of exercise to include in your fitness regimen and will provide benefits to your body no matter your fitness background.
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IS PILATES A GOOD WORKOUT?
Pilates focuses on controlling your muscles by working against gravity and using bodyweight moves with the goal of strengthening your muscles.
Pilates can be a great workout– it’s not a high-intensity workout, but the bodyweight routines will most likely challenge your muscles in ways you aren’t used to and will leave you feeling sore the next day.
There are different levels of Pilates- it can be a gentle strength training program or a challenging workout.
Include Pilates as part of your regular workout plan for some great muscle strengthening exercises.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO YOUR BODY OF DOING PILATES?
Pilates workouts will give your body great benefits and will help you to improve your general fitness level.
The exercises you’ll do in Pilates will help you tone your muscles, improve flexibility, balance, and your posture and alignment.
It’s also a great core workout and increases your abdominal endurance as well as helps you reduce back pain.
Pilates is safe, low-impact, and great for beginners of any age. The chance of injury is much lower in Pilates than other types of more intense workouts. Some Pilates workouts can even be great for physical therapy and people healing from injury. Most people won’t have any problems doing Pilates.
If you find yourself busy with a lot on your plate, Pilates is an excellent way to relieve stress, you will be focused mainly on your breathing and the moves you are performing and not your day-to-day worries.
A lot of exercise I recommend to people in my physical therapy clinic are actually Pilates moves. They’re a great way to increase core strength, stability and control, and overall well-being. You focus on breath control, muscle activation, and just listening to your body on a deeper level.
CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT BY DOING PILATES?
Pilates is a great way to strengthen and tone your muscles, especially your stomach, legs, and butt.
It isn’t necessarily a complete workout and needs to be combined with other aerobic exercise, strength training, and cardio workouts, as well as a healthy diet, in order to help you with weight loss.
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IS YOGA OR PILATES BETTER FOR YOU?
Pilates is usually seen as a little more vigorous of a workout focusing on toning and strengthening the body, where yoga is seen as more relaxed because it is focused on gaining flexibility and a mind-body connection for improved spiritual well being.
They both aim to lengthen and strengthen the body, it is mostly a matter of preference of which you think is best for you. You can find ways to strengthen your core, improve flexibility, and relaxation with Pilates or yoga.
Now on to the workout. Click on the video and follow along for a great 30-minute Pilates workout that is low-impact.