PIlates and running are two excellent forms of exercise, although probably not two that you would think have much overlap in terms of benefits to your physical and mental health. You’d usually find runners and Pilates-goers to be two distinct groups, but they don’t need to be. If you’re a runner looking to enhance your […]
Barre vs. Pilates: Which is the Better Workout?
Barre and pilates are popular low-impact fitness classes. Both workouts are effective at increasing core strength, toning muscles and improving posture. While barre and pilates have many similar benefits, each form of exercise is very different. Which is the better workout for you? Read on to find out. What is barre? Barre is a whole-body […]
How Pilates Builds Flexibility
Nothing reminds you of the importance of flexibility quite like a body full of stiff muscles. Unfortunately, with flexibility at the forefront of every movement, that reminder can hit you a little more often than you’d like. People chase lifelong flexibility goals for several reasons, from your body’s overall functionality to creating muscle longevity. You […]
Yoga vs Pilates: Which is Best for You?
Find the best way to strengthen, lengthen and tone — for you! Yoga and Pilates are often conflated as being the same thing. They both incorporate breath, slow and controlled movements and a focus on alignment, but how similar are they really, and which one is best for you? Well, first things first: they’re not […]
Benefits of Mat Pilates
It’s not unusual that, when you first hear the word “Pilates,” your mind immediately conjures up images of big, fancy machines that you can’t imagine understanding how to use. While using a reformer can be an effective workout, it can seem intimidating to a first-timer who hasn’t quite dipped their toes in the Pilates pool […]
The Most Popular Types of Pilates
Pilates was created in the early 1900’s by Joseph Pilates in order to help others increase strength and flexibility. Exercise professionals have built on traditional Pilates since that time, creating variations of styles of Pilates. There are some very popular types of Pilates – like reformer pilates – and other lesser known kinds – like […]