Doctors, consultants, physios and friends all refer clients to Pilates Lifestyle because of our success in treating:
Most of us don't ask the question – how many calories do we actually burn in a Pilates class simply because most of us are not there to burn fat, rather we take up Pilates to exercise and stretch practically every muscle in our bodies, tone our abs, strengthen our backs, re-align our bodies, stretch out our bodies, become more flexible, and so on.
The calorie count is probably the last on our list of questions but it has been asked before and of course we do burn calories in Pilates so here is a report you may find of interest.....
A report published by the American College of Sports Medicine tells of new research conducted by Michele Olson, Ph.D. Olson and her team measured the calories burned during beginner, intermediate, and advanced Pilates mat workouts. The research team monitored heart rate, metabolic rate and rate of perceived exertion while the participants performed exercises in a random order.
When practised regularly, a Pilates workout out will:
Although it is better to practise Pilates under the observation of a trained instructor, it is not always possible for clients to make it to the classes.
Doing some Pilates is better than no Pilates at all and following the instructions from DVD's is the next best thing to being in a dedicated class.
Have a look at our Medical Pilates section where we provide information and videos on a wide variety of specific ailments or injuries as well as solutions for pain relief from these. These include:
Matwork class - a workout without sweat or boring, repetitive exercises
Core strength & flexibility class - muscular endurance training for men using the Swiss Ball
Fitness & Dance Pilates…choreographed Fitness Pilates routines, dance-based warm-up and cool-down routines, with fun and fat-burning Belly Dancing.
Antenatal class - specifically designed classes for pregnant women
Postnatal class - once your baby is born, these classes will assist in getting your body back into shape
Private class - tailor-made, to meet the needs of each client
Pilates on the Reformer - one on one classes focussing on your particular need