Cardio is often the first form of exercise that comes to mind when looking to lose weight. But if running a mile is the last thing you want to do after a long day, it can certainly be an unenjoyable journey to achieve your weight loss goals.
A predominately cardio based exercise regime is not for everyone. It’s also certainly not the only form of exercise that can get you to your ideal body shape. Reformer Pilates can help you to achieve a more ideal body weight and shape, while providing you with lots of other lifestyle benefits, including conditioning the body to prevent injury.
Here’s how Reformer Pilates can help you lose weight and transform your shape.
1. Tones your muscles
Reformer Pilates predominately concentrates on all the muscles between your hips and your shoulders. Because Reformer Pilates helps you tone and build lean muscle around your core, you’ll build a thinner physique where you want it most.
2. Improve Flexibility and Balance
By building your core, you’ll also discover an improvement in your flexibility and balance. These simple improvements can help make exercise and daily movement easier to perform and therefore your weightless journey will become more doable.
3. Increase Strength
Aside from increasing your muscle tone, Reformer Pilates also builds muscle strength in your body. This is not only great as a standalone benefit, but it’s also worth pointing out that this increased muscle strength can also aid you in performing more intensive high calorie burning exercises.
4. Burn calories while you’re not exercising
Reformer Pilates exercises all work to build lean muscle, which increases your metabolism and helps to burn calories ongoing. The more of this lean muscle you can build, the more calories you’ll burn during and after your exercise is complete. We’re talking all day long calorie burning, whether you’re lounging enjoying a coffee or even sleeping!
5. Improves your posture
After each Reformer Pilates class your posture will be completely reset. Many of the exercises work to extend the length of the spine and neck, plus narrow the waist and lift the chest. This improvement in your posture will leave you feeling and looking taller and leaner after each class.
Reformer Pilates can help in all stages of life, with an array of fitness and health goals, including improving your body appearance, confidence and energy levels. Contact our team to book your free ‘Pilates Body Assessment’ to see if Reformer Pilates is right for you.