What happens in Pilates classes?

Filed under: Pilates Info — Susan on August 27, 2009

Exactly what happens in Pilates classes in Pilates classes pilates classes Pilates classes or what you should expect is probably one of the most common questions asked by potential class attendees.  Despite its popularity with celebrities and great success, Pilates is still misunderstood by many.  Some think it is something similar to yoga and others think it may be some sort of gentle aerobics; the fact is that Pilates is something in a class all of its own and difficult to describe.

Within a Pilates class, you will do some gentle stretching to warm up and there will also be mat exercises.

The mat exercises are a combination of chest curls, leg lifts and roll ups.  Whilst these exercises might look like a sort of advanced sit up, each series of moves is done with guided precision from the Pilates instructor.  Class members concentrate on the flow of the move and breath control.

Being so focused on the move and on the core muscles means you are incredibly focused on the muscles you are working, which is why Pilates is described as encouraging the ‘mind body’ connection.  Whether you believe in this or not, the results speak for themselves.  Those that attend Pilates classes regularly, see their muscles strengthen and lengthen meaning the body becomes stronger without adding bulk.  By working the core muscles, the entire body is conditioned.

Whether you are looking for Pilates classes in a small town such as Pilates classes in Rawtenstall pilates classes Rawtenstall or a city like Pilates classes in Blackburn pilates classes Blackburn, be sure to find a Pilates class with a qualified instructor where class numbers are limited to get the best results.

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