Look at any gym today or talk to any celebrity about their workout routine, and chances are you will hear about Pilates. But what exactly is Pilates? Originally developed as an exercise programme for injured dancers and soldiers, Pilates is a type of exercise designed to strengthen the body and deliver long, lean muscles. Many people use Pilates to help prevent injuries (as it is low-impact) and as part of their recovery when they are getting back into exercise following an injury. The goal is to strengthen the body, particularly emphasizing core strength. Much like yoga, Pilates also emphasizes your posture and helps you improve balance and flexibility. There is also a strong mind/body connection and a great deal of breathing involved in Pilates. One of the great things about Pilates is that so many people, with so many different fitness levels can do this form of exercise. It can either be a gentle training program focusing on flexibility and slight strengthening—or a much more strenuous workout.
Benefits Of A Pilates Retreat
First of all, Pilates are proven to help limit your stress levels; they give you a real endorphin buzz, so aside from looking great, you will also feel fantastic. Pilates also improves your body’s core strength; it provides you with a much stronger frame and helps to make you more flexible. It is also an excellent form of exercise to tone up; if you are looking to tone your arms, Pilates are perfect - no weights required. You will also strengthen your legs at the same time. Furthermore, if you have any health conditions, such as arthritis or diabetes, you can tailor your Pilates workout to your own personal abilities and still see excellent results.
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Absolute Pilates Reformer Bootcamp
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
Absolute Sanctuary is the first resort to bring Pilates reformer classes to Asia. Inspired by the unique programs the Absolute's Pilates Reformer programme will strengthen your core muscle groups, burn fat, build long, lean and toned muscles to achieve the ideal body. This bootcamp programme…
Pilates Reformer Break
Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel | Portugal
Palacio Estoril's luxury Pilates Break is an invigorating way to improve your body´s balance, strength, flexibility and posture and unwind in peaceful and idyllic surroundings. Palacio’s Banyan Tree Spa provides the perfect combination for a transforming break that promises to leave…
Thanyapura Yoga & Pilates
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort | Thailand
This programme is ideal for women and men who want to improve their strength, balance and flexibility and learn a lifelong practice that will improve health and longevity. Science has proven the health benefits of Yoga and Pilates. The two disciplines improve core strength, tone the body, increase …
Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat | Spain
Whether you are a beginner looking to get to grips with Pilates, or a dedicated pilates practitioner, this 6 night Pilates programme at Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat is sure to offer what you seek. Located in sunny Spain this spa has more the feel of a tranquil Asian spa resort, without the need to …
Como Be Active Programme
COMO Shambhala Estate | Indonesia
This results-driven programme focuses on holistic, healthy living to improve your health and fitness levels. You will receive personal training sessions and revitalising massages. The programme incorporates wellness consultations, fitness assessments and daily personal training to ensure you see th…