Change it up: Flex Different Muscles in Your Pilates Routine

In all Pilates workouts, there is focus on breath work, posture, and building a strong core. These staples make Pilates one of the most popular workouts because this approach delivers results. Clients will find, however, that different types of Pilates will work different muscle groups in unique ways.

Focus on developing your muscles to learn the foundational Pilates exercises starting with mat work. The precision of mat Pilates will tone muscles and provide a good workout. Build on this as a basis for other Pilates exercises and as a form of ‘maintenance’ for your Pilates routine.

Advance muscle strength and development using Reformer Pilates. With many different exercises, the Reformer exercise machine can target large and small muscle groups throughout the body. Great also for rebuilding strength after injury or surgery.

Pilates classes give you the chance to pick your goal for the day! Choose a class that targets a problematic area of the body, helps you deal with stress or gets you moving after a long, stressful day. Pilates classes can deliver a good, all-over body workout in a short amount of time.

Train the Mind

There’s benefit in mixing up your daily exercise routine. With any of the Pilates exercise options, you have the chance to retrain your brain to learn a new movement, focus on a sometimes-forgotten area of the body or develop your breathing technique.

We don’t always realize when we’re in a rut. By incorporating different types of Pilates exercise, you can keep your brain alive and nimble. Learning new Reformer Pilates exercises, brushing up on the core Pilates exercises with a mat workout, or trying a new Pilates class all offer benefits for the brain!

Speedier Results

As with all exercise programs, you might find yourself working out but not seeing the results. It’s natural for our fitness levels to plateau when we’re focused on a single exercise routine. Feeling stagnated or frustrated with your fitness is a great time to shake things up!

Inject your Pilates exercise program with new repetitions, new exercises, and new challenges. Even if you feel you are an advanced Pilates exerciser, drop in for a mat Pilates session instead. If you’re intimidated by the Reformer, now’s the time to take the plunge and sign up for Reformer Pilates instruction. Pilates classes give you a chance to try a new area of Pilates or a different kind of workout in a safe, supervised environment.

By changing the repetition of how you exercise, your body will wake up to the new routine and consume more energy, burn more calories, and build new muscles. With Pilates Reformer, mat workouts and classes, you’ve got an increased number of options to realize the fitness goals you’ve set for yourself.

Firehaus Pilates offers Reformer Pilates, mat Pilates, and a range of Pilates classes! We provide friendly, highly experienced, and certified instruction to help you get the most out of your Pilates workout. Contact us or stop by to see the Firehaus Pilates studio!

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