Trying a new exercise regimen may be effective in the short-term, but what makes a fitness workout stand the test of time year after year? A workout that is fun, effective and easy to do seems to have the best chance at staying with you over a lifetime.
When examining the benefits of Pilates, it seems evident that using the Pilates Power Gym reformer is one of those unique exercise habits that people will continue to do throughout their lives. Here are some reasons why:
1) The Pilates method helps your overall health
“Pilates is a lifelong practice and one that keeps you centered, strong, flexible and healthy,” says Celebrity Pilates Trainer, Kristin McGee. “It’s something you can do in any stage of life and it complements all other activities.”
“Because of its focus on core strength, Pilates is by far one of the most useful methods in fitness,” continues Kristin. “Our core is our foundation and we all need to learn how to lead from our center and support ourselves from our powerhouse. Then we can do anything in life and other fitness modalities.”
2) The Pilates reformer is fun and easy
In addition to the physical benefits, the reformer is a fun piece of equipment to use because of its structural features.
“The reformer experience is maybe the most fun you’ll have in a Pilates class,” says Heather Andersen, founder of New York Pilates. “The machine gives you added resistance and a sliding surface that challenges your workout. It often feels like you’re flying or gliding.”
When compared to mat Pilates, a reformer “adds extra resistance and can help strengthen and lengthen the muscles even further,” explains Kristin McGee. “It also helps as a tactile aid so people know truly where they need to be working from. The reformer also offers more and different exercises so it adds variety and keeps our muscles guessing.”
3) The Pilates Power Gym targets all areas of the body
As you can see in the video below, the Pilates Power Gym reformer is extremely versatile since it can work all parts of your body including your abs, legs, arms, butt, thighs, feet, back and more.
Just look at all the Pilates exercises you can do!
4) A workout you can do in your own home
Not only can you use the Pilates Power Gym reformer for Pilates exercises, but this machine also offers a great way to do cardio and strength training.
“It does everything that you can do in the gym and more,” says fitness coach, Laura London. “I love Pilates, I love the gym and it combines in this one machine.”
5) Pilates complements other physical activity
“Pilates stretches, strengthens, and aligns your body all at the same time,” says Pilates trainer, Carrie Samper. “With that said, it also complements every other fitness endeavor because it prepares your body to move better in every way. Adding it into your routine will help you lift heavier weights, run faster, swim with better form, or even achieve that elusive arm balance in yoga.”
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