Pilates isn't scary!

Aubre Stacknick
November 18, 2019

Is Pilates safe for me? 

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.

Pilates mat FUN and not so intimidating.

Can I do this? 

Traditionally, Pilates was taught on the original reformer created by Joseph Pilates. It was perfected and created to rehabilitate soldiers when injured in battle. Physical therapy was not yet a popular treatment back in WWI. Joseph Pilates blazed the trails with the Pilates method with the intent to teach the injured soldiers how to get back up and moving even while sometimes missing a limb.

What ails you? 

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

Look familiar? 

Any physical fitness requirements I should be aware of?

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.

How can Pilates fit into your total fitness program?

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:

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combo of both
  • Strength training exercises at least two times a week

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.

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