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
Ideal for both beginners or seasoned practitioners alike, Absolute Sanctuary’s Pilates Reformer Bootcamp will help get you lean & toned with two daily group reformer classes and individual one-to-one private reformer sessions.This programme also includes a wellness consultation, a postura…
Pilates Reformer Break
Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel | Portugal
If you’re short on time, but would like to improve your Pilates practice then why not try Palacio Estoril’s Pilates Reformer Break programmeThis four night programme includes both private and group Pilates sessions as well as a deeply relaxing full body massage.As part of your programme…
Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat | Spain
Whether you are a beginner looking to get to grips with Pilates, or a dedicated pilates practitioner, the Pilates programme at Shanti-Som is sure to offer what you seek.Over the course of your three, five, seven or then night retreat, you will have the chance to enjoy plenty of sessions, with refor…