Pilates at Home
Pilates at Home
Unlike yoga, Pilates tends to utilise more equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do Pilates at home, too. With a focus on core strength and stretching the whole body, Pilates is a good way to get active without straining yourself or having to buy lots of weights. It also helps reduce injury when doing other exercises. Keep reading to see our top beginner tips and FAQs for doing Pilates at home.
Intro to Pilates at Home
There are a few things to know before getting started with palates at home.
First of all, you don’t have to buy Pilates equipment. Although you’d have access to Pilates equipment and machines in a gym or class setting, you can simply use a yoga mat when doing Pilates at home. Pilates exercises such as glute bridges and inchworms are great examples here, but the possibilities are endless.
One of the reasons many people turn to Pilates as their at-home exercise of choice is the low injury risk. Because Pilates is a low-impact exercise, so there’s minimal strain on your muscles and joints. As with any form of physical activity, however, it’s important to know your body and your limits. Stop immediately if you feel any pain, and see your GP if the pain persists.
You might be wondering the difference between yoga and Pilates. After all, both are popular exercises which hone the body as well as the mind. Yoga is an ancient practice originating in India, and it places far more emphasis on breathing and mindfulness. Pilates was created in the 1900s by Joseph Pilates, a German living in the United States; it places more emphasis on muscles and tone, with many exercises requiring dedicated equipment.
Want to learn more?
Not sure if Pilates at home is right for you? We offer a range of Pilates classes at The Gym Group, giving you the instruction, structure, and equipment that allow you to get the most out of Pilates. If you want to learn more, why not get in touch and try out a class?