two men doing Pilates at home

Back to fitness: discover pilates!

Do you want to get back to an active lifestyle? Pilates can be a great way to help you jump back into fitness.

Go at your own rhythm

If your busy schedule doesn’t seem to leave much room for sports and activities, we may have a solution for you. Why not try an activity you can do from home with very little equipment? Something that can be enjoyed by everyone – regardless of age or fitness level. That’s right, we’re talking about Pilates!

woman doing Pilates at home on her mat

Tone your muscles

Pilates is for everyone! 

Even though Pilates can be described as soft gymnastics, it is a full-body workout that really targets the deep abdominal muscles. There are 500 different exercises that can be incorporated to create a challenging workout which also targets your breath work. The goal is to really strengthen the core – particularly the transverse abdominal muscle – from the inside, to improve overall muscle tone and posture. If you’ve been taking it easy on muscle toning lately, you’ll find your abs, glutes and back muscles will get stronger quickly with a regular Pilates routine. Remember, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor before starting any new sport or physical activity. 

Reduce back pain

Do you spend a lot of time sitting down or standing?

If you are experiencing discomfort from being in the same position for extended periods, Pilates may help relieve some of that tension. In addition to toning the muscles that improve your posture, Pilates also corrects your overall body alignment. You must keep your upper body straight when starting any Pilates exercise. With time, your posture will improve and your back muscles will feel stronger. Your new training will also help prevent back pain, joint pain and muscle fatigue.

man working out with resistance band

Feel the difference

All you need is a few minutes per day to start seeing results. 

When you’re getting started, you just need a mat, an exercise ball and a few resistance bands. Since you can practice Pilates right from your home, you won’t have too much trouble fitting in the time for your workout. You will start feeling the effects in no time and you’ll find that it is an excellent way to unwind and decompress at the end of the day.

Pilates can be a great way to get back into a sustainable fitness routine. It’s easy to pick up since it requires so little time or equipment. But, following a regular Pilates routine is still a commitment. It may not always be easy to feel motivated, but once you see the many benefits it has for your overall well being, you’ll find it easier and easier to stay on track. Okay, time to hit the mat!

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