It can be hard to find the time (and the motivation) to regularly workout, and when we do, we want to get the most out of our workouts. However, loving yoga doesn’t mean you have to only practice yoga, or being a hardcore spin enthusiast doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy a mindful guided meditation. Adding variety to your workouts helps to keep things fresh and makes sure you are hitting all the muscle groups that may be have been missed in your regular workout. Enter pilates in Burnaby (or pilates in Surrey depending on where you live). The focus of Pilates is building and strengthening your core muscles, which are the building blocks for the rest of your musculature system. Want to nail that boat pose or improve your bike posture? Pilates in Burnaby can help! Here are just a few reasons why incorporating Pilates into your regular workouts can help you get your best, healthiest body.
Pilates is a low impact, core strengthening workout.Like yoga,most classes require very little in the way of equipment, as you are battling gravity in practicing slow repetitions of controlled movements. Sounds easy? It’s not; you will feel the burn during class (and probably the next day as well). What these controlled movements work to achieve is isolation and strengthening of focused muscles, something many quick repetitions of similar exercises often miss.
As was mentioned above, Pilates in Burnaby or Pilates in Surrey, focuses on strengthening your core muscles, which in turn lends support to all the peripheral muscles like the glutes, shoulders, arms, and legs. If you find that you are having trouble with certain yoga poses, especially those that require a lot of balance, Pilates will help. If you find that mid way through a spin class you are suffering from muscle fatigue or back pain, a strong core and supporting surrounding muscle groups will help.
But perhaps the best thing about taking a Pilates class to improve your core strength is that the benefits will be felt long after you leave the studio. From improved posture to greater flexibility and decreased tension, Pilates in Burnaby will leave your body feeling great.
We are all a little pressed for time and finding balance (pun intended) in your workout can be a challenge, however its not an all or nothing scenario; fully committing yourself to your practice will ensure you are getting the most out of your workout each time you lace up your shoes or take off your socks.