Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Try Pilates


If you haven’t tried a pilate workout, you may be in for a treat.

Pilates would appear to be a relatively new exercise trend, but this system has been in existence since the 1920s. Pronounced "puh-LAH-teez," it is named after its developer, Joseph Pilates.

Pilates are much like yoga in that the exercises increase strength, flexibility and mobility, but you feel that you have really "worked out" following the exercises.

Most health clubs offer pilate options and there are many "pilate studios" that have crept up which specialize completely in pilate workout sessions.

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3 comments:

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Hi! I have been reading your blog for a while now and I love that you include so many tips on cross training! I have tried Pilates, it seems so hard! I usually do Yoga on my cross-training days. Any tips on doing Pilates so it doesn't make you feel like you are torturing your body?

Coachhrd said...

Good question, Wendy. You know there are so many ways to keep yourself in shape that I would simply move on. If you're finding that you don't enjoy pilates, gear your efforts toward activities you do enjoy. If you expect to stay committed to your fitness activities, you will have better results if you enjoy the activity!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Thanks!