The art of Pilates attracts people from all walks of life, all ages, and both genders. It’s a core workout that enhances not only strength and fitness, but flexibility, agility, grace and balance. Pilates can be done at home, in a studio, out of doors, and even at one’s desk!
How do you choose between doing Pilates at home, or in the studio on the mat, on a Reformer machine, or at the Barre? Different methods work best for different people – but overall a combination is the best way to take advantage of the maximum benefits Pilates has to offer!
Pilates at home lets you maintain your workout 7 days a week, rain or shine; you don’t have to battle traffic, sacrifice time spent on the commute, and so on. But only doing Pilates at home can make you miss out on many benefits you can only get in a studio setting!
When you attend regular Pilates studio sessions, you have access to all of the following:
- One on one interaction with trained, talented Pilates instructors who can pinpoint the areas you are missing in your workout, and correct any mistakes in your form or method.
- Access to the equipment required for full on Pilates work; no matter how strenuous your mat workout, you simply can’t achieve the same results when you limit yourself to floor work. A Reformer can provide extra resistance and stretch muscles you’ll miss working out on the mat.
- Opportunities to participate in extra activities, such as Barre Pilates, which requires special instruction plus a ballet barre and mirrors to work out properly.
- The motivation to give your best in each and every workout. It’s easy to slack off at home, cutting corners and missing out on the full benefits of Pilates. When you work in studio, you are kept honest and can progress much more quickly as you push yourself to achieve!
- Support of friends as you advance in the art of Pilates. When you work out alone, you don’t get that same feeling of accomplishment and companionship you can experience at the studio among people striving just as hard as you are. Working out with a buddy or group also helps keep you honest!
Working out at home with a Pilates video and your mat is a terrific way to stay involved on days that you don’t have studio sessions, but it’s never a substitute for a full Pilates workout! Check out our multi-session packages and monthly unlimited package, and recommit to in studio Pilates today!