Pilates May Not Be Easy as You Think
It’s easy to get catfished by Pilates mat workouts. You might think you’re signing up for an easy, low-impact workout, but by the time the warm-up is over you’re drenched in sweat and every muscle in your body seems to take on that quiver and burn. Such is the case for this 50-minute full-body session, which pilates enthusiasts have deemed one of the most challenging quick-hit workouts on YouTube.
Though Pilates is filled with small, seemingly gentle movements, don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t intense. Pilates requires you to engage your core in every exercise, it offers some serious ab-strengthening benefits, and the slow and controlled nature of the moves means that they help target muscles that are often ignored in other modalities. Additionally, since there’s no speed and momentum involved, you’re not really able to cheat your way out of proper form, which means you’re able to get a focused workout in each area that the exercise is designed to target which explains the inevitable muscle quiver and burn when you’re doing things with control and proper form.
Our Class for Pilates Mat Workouts
In this 50-minute workout hosted by Joyce Schaer, an instructor at Pilates Pop-Up in Dallas, you’ll start with gaining an awareness of your “Powerhouse” this is the space between your shoulders and your hips also known as your core. You will learn how to properly engage your core aka abs—a skill you’ll need to draw upon when you move on to targeting your other muscles. Then, through a series of specific exercises you’ll target your arms, back, and glutes before finishing things off by establishing a good pilates posture to take you through your day.
Though the moves may not look like much, by the end of the workout you’ll be sure to feel their effects all over. I’ve personally been through this session dozens of times (it’s my go-to when I need a really good workout), and am always genuinely shocked at how sweaty and sore I am by the time it’s over. See what Pilates can do for you with our Pilates Mat Workouts class.
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