What Is the Future of Pilates?

These 19 Benefits of Pilates Will Inspire You to Fire Up Your Core

It’s much more than the oversimplified marketing that promotes a “long and lean” figure, and more than the misconception that it’s primarily for women. Pilates is for everybody, regardless of gender, age, race, size, ability, or current fitness level. The Pilates repertoire, which includes mat and specialized equipment exercises, is made up of over 600…

What are the benefits of Pilates Reformer?

Increased strength of the scapular stabilizer and lumbar muscles after twelve weeks of Pilates training using the Reformer machine: A pilot study

Objective: The aim of this work was to analyze muscle strength in Pilates novices who used the Reformer equipment during twelve training sessions. Methods: Twenty-four healthy young female volunteers, who were non-smokers and did not exercise regularly, were split into a control group (mean age 28 ± 4 years and BMI 24.55 ± 3.21 kg/m2) and a…

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Reformer Pilates: What it is, who it’s best for and how to do some moves without the reformer

Chances are, you’ve heard of Pilates. The popular low-impact workout is comprised of a series of core exercises that helps flatten and tone your mid-section, as well as stabilize and support your spine and back. Pilates mat classes are offered in mainstream gyms across America. But a different kind of Pilates — Pilates exercises performed on a…