Pilates Pop-Up Is Simple

by | Oct 2, 2021 | Pilates

Pilates Pop-Up Is Simple: Sign up for a class or by calling 214-616-7989 to register and make your appointment.

Show up at your chosen location, time and date. Then get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core, tone your body and reduce fat.

Outdoor Workout With Pilates Pop-Up Is Simple

The exercises are usually done in a specific order, one right after another. The movements have names, like “The 100,” Criss-Cross,” the “Elephant,” and the “Swan.” Equipment is the mat, magic circle, etc.

Pilates Beginners Intensity level: Lower

The moves may look simple, but they take a lot of precision and control. It’s not like doing a bunch of crunches; there’s a strong emphasis on technique.

You can do Pilates on an exercise mat in one of our many classes offered at various times in several locations. Or you can come to our studio that has special equipment, a private class, and a private instructor who can customize your workout and supervise you.

Pilates classes typically take 45 minutes to an hour.

You’ll get stronger, more sculpted muscles, and gain flexibility. You may also have better posture and a better sense of well-being including greater self-confidence.

Plan on doing this workout a few days a week for maximum fat burning since Pilates is low-intensity aerobic.

Pilates Intensity Level: Medium

It’s demanding, but it’s not the kind of workout that always works up a sweat. It’s all about concentration and breathing. But you’ll definitely feel it in your muscles during each exercise.

Areas It Targets

Pilates’ main focus is on core however, you can expect to see strength gains in your arms, back and legs.  Positions and movements used to activate core rely on extremities to control &/or apply loads to the core and likewise will benefit from Pilates.

Flexibility: Yes. The exercises in a Pilates workout will boost your flexibility and joint mobility.

Aerobic: No. This is not a cardio workout.

Strength: Yes. This workout will make your muscles stronger. You’ll use your own body weight instead of weights.

Sport: No.

Low-Impact: Yes. You’ll engage your muscles in a strong but gentle way.

What Else You Should Know

Cost: Pilates Pop-Up group classes are $30.00 each. You can receive discounts by becoming a Pilates Pop-Up member or by purchasing 5 or 10 packs of classes. You can also sign up for private classes utilizing our studio with reformers and wunda chairs where your private instructor customizes your one-on-one workout. Private classes run from $60.00-$70.00.

Good for beginners? Yes. You can start with basic exercises then try advanced moves as you get better. If you’re starting out, opt for a class or private lessons so an instructor can keep an eye on your form to help prevent an injury.

Outdoors: Yes!. Enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and benefits of group classes. We have beautiful indoor locations when the weather does not cooperate.

Equipment required? Yes, Pilates Pop-Up provides everything you need in all classes. Our private lessons utilize a studio where we have special machines for Pilates, called a Reformer and Wunda Chair. You can get a custom workout designed just for you and your goals from our private instructors.

What Physicians and Workout Gurus Say:

If you are looking to strengthen your abdomen and pelvis, maintain good posture, tone your body, increase your strength and gain that long, lean look, then Pilates is for you. It also has a strong mind/body connection, so you may like it if you enjoy yoga but need a more intense fat burning & core workout to achieve your fitness goals.

Pilates is great for strengthening and toning with a focus on your core, a flat stomach and for increasing your flexibility.  Pilates is designed to be low intensity aerobic activity which is especially helpful for fat burning.

Pilates involves precise moves and specific breathing techniques. It’s not for you if you prefer a less structured program.

Pilates can be very demanding, so start slowly. Instructors do not have to be licensed, so it’s best to get recommendations before selecting one.

Is it good for me if I have a health condition?

You can tailor Pilates to your individual needs, so it can be a great addition to your aerobic workout, even if you have health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. Check with your doctor first.

If you have diabetes, you may need to make some adjustments in your diabetes treatment plan, since adding muscle mass helps your body make better use of glucose. Your doctor can tell you what changes you need to make. Tell your instructor that you have diabetes and particularly if you have any complications such as diabetic retinopathy. You may need to avoid certain Pilates moves.

If you have arthritis, a strength-training program such as Pilates is a very important part of your exercise program. Research shows that a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training can help curb symptoms, maintain balance, keep joints flexible, and help you get to and keep an ideal body weight.

If you have had a recent back or knee injury, put off Pilates until your doctor clears you. Pilates strengthens the thigh muscles (quadriceps), and this may help prevent arthritis and knee injuries. It may also help prevent greater disability if you have arthritis.

Ask your doctor if Pilates would be a good choice if you have chronic low back pain. It will help strengthen your weak core muscles that may be adding to your pain. For the best results, seek out a Pilates instructor who has at least several years of experience working with people with low back pain.

If you are pregnant check with your doctor. They will probably let you continue Pilates if you are already doing it, as long as your pregnancy is going well. There may be some changes needed as your belly grows. For example, after your first trimester you shouldn’t exercise while lying flat on your back because this reduces blood flow to your baby. There are also special Pilates programs for pregnant women that you can try.

Let us know if you have any questions. Join our class or call Joyce at 214-616-7989. Follow us on Instagram.

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