Y.E.S, yes. Pilates might sound scary and intimidating, instead it's an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates is a low impact perfectly balanced form of movement exercise that focuses on endurance and mobility. It can be performed on a mat or a piece of equipment called a reformer, cadillac, ladder barrel, or high or low chair. Let us show you the way, Pilates downtown Pittsburgh 1 Week FREE.
Bad knee, sore back, poor posture, bum shoulder, weak core, new to working out, fitness your second love, not enough time in the day to find time for you? All these plus so much more can be addressed, improved upon and learned through Pilates.
Pilates is great for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Pilates can be adapted to provide a gentle strength training and stability program, or it can be modified to give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout. If you're just starting out, it's a good idea to go slow at first and gradually increase the intensity of your workout. We encourage as introductory session to start, Book my intro NOW!
This allows one of our professionals to evaluate your history, any restrictions and fitness level. Let your instructor know if you have any conditions or previous injuries so he or she can assist you in modifying movements.
The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that healthy adults include both aerobic exercise and strength training in their fitness programs. Here's some specifics:
Pilates is a great strength training workout and can definitely get your heart pumping. For best results, we also recommend you include aerobic exercises, such as brisk walking, running, biking or swimming.