Pilates for Beginners!
Updated: Apr 12
Pilates workout is practiced worldwide owing to its various benefits. Pilates initially a famous routine in the United States of America has now gained popularity in many other countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and even across Asian countries such as South Korea, India, and China. There were around 9.8 million people practicing Pilates in the United States with around 90% of instructors being women.
Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 20th century, such figures clearly indicate the growing popularity and love for Pilates on a global level. Pilates exercise is a low-impact, controlled movement workout which was initially developed for rehabilitation purposes and alleviation of ill health.
Back in the 19th century, Pilates was used as a practice to rehabilitate soldiers of the World War. Due to its effectiveness and powerful impacts, it went on to be adapted by famous dancers such as Ted Shawn and Ruth St Denis. After that, it was an uprise in the art of pilates. From famous dancers, and pilates exercises went out growing to famous celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Kendall Jenner, and Madonna to name a few.
Now you must be wondering why is pilates exercise so popular. Let’s understand:
To begin with, one session of full-body pilates aims at maintaining a balanced body by building on your muscular strength, body awareness, and overall flexibility. One of the basic principles of Pilates is focusing on core strength, which is the most essential part of our body and mobility. Pilates exercises are also extremely beneficial in reducing stress boosting happy hormones, treating back pains, and recovering from any type of injuries or mishaps, essentially, conditioning your body to its best.
If you’re new to Pilates, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
1. Mat Pilates can be your first choice:
Mat Pilates is a relatively easier workout as a pilates exercise for beginners. Mat Pilates is a pilates exercise that can be practiced anywhere anytime with a mat usually thicker than a yoga mat. Helping you build better posture and stance, mat pilates lays a strong foundation for you to reach on an advance of pilates such as reformers and chair pilates as well as builds a solid base of lifestyle habits. Mat Pilates also covers the basic principles of Pilates.
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2. Curate a program that fits:
Pilates workout is a very adaptable and versatile practice by nature. As we know pilates workout can help you reach every health goal but certainly, to reach such goals you must have a catered fitness program since it is easier to remember and adapt, it is easy to track your progress, and little wins as well as it is easy to level up in your pilates workouts as you learn more about your body and become more flexible and aware. As it is said by Joseph Pilates "In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you'll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you'll have a whole new body"
Such kind of catered routine can be curated by instructors only for you to get the maximum benefits.
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3. Get the principle of Pilates right:
Many practitioners lack the right knowledge and basics of Pilates. These principles were created by Joseph’s students for beginners and future generations to make Pilates workouts accessible for all. It is a combination of his theories divided into 6 simplified ideas.
Principles of Pilates include:
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