written by
Leslie Hughes

Why Pilates is the Best Full-Body Workout

Balanced Body 2 min read

Every workout has its area of focus. Running is great for toning your legs. Crossfit is great for building your upper and lower body. And when it comes to working out your entire body, Pilates is the answer.

This workout is the key to getting that all-around toned look that other workouts just cannot provide.

Read on to find out why Pilates is the full-body workout you should choose.

Pilates: The Ultimate Full-Body Workout

1. Routine

Working on that flexibility
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If you’re ever been to a Pilates class, you have likely noticed that the class routine takes you through working every part of your body.

There may be more emphasis placed on certain parts, but by the end of class, you have worked your arms, your legs, and your core to the point where you likely feel as if you couldn’t possibly move one more muscle.

2. Core

One of the highlights of Pilates is the fact that no matter what movement you are doing, you are incorporating your core and using it to help get you through all the other poses. This is one of the reasons you see Pilates students have such strong cores -- they are working them for a full class every time they attend.

3. Proactive

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Pilates is a proactive workout in the sense that it works in a preventative way to keep your body in good shape. It helps maintain a fit body that is strong, and will remain that way for a longer period of time than other workouts. Pilates also helps to prevent future injury because it works as a full-body workout.

4. Body benefits

In addition to building long and lean muscles, Pilates provides a slew of other benefits for your entire body. Here are some:

  • Posture correction
  • Core strength-building
  • Flexibility
  • Cardio benefits
  • Aids in weight loss and weight management
  • Raises resting metabolism

4. Endorphins

Pilates is also a great mood booster. It produces a great deal of endorphins, which in turn make you feel happier. We guarantee that after a Pilates class, you will leave feeling much better mentally than when you walked through the door.

5. Low-Impact

There are workouts out there that may also be able to provide the ability to use your entire body during class, but that is at the expense of your joints, muscles, and bones. Pilates is a low-impact workout that gives you the muscle building you want, without the damage to your body. It is a safe and highly-effective workout that you won’t find anywhere else.

The Takeaway

Pilates is a full-body workout that cannot be matched by another other exercise. It provides muscle-building for your entire body without the injuries and potential long-term issues.

Ready to put your body to the test in a Pilates class?

Check out the Konnect Pilates schedule here to get your whole body working.

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