If you think Pilates is not giving you desired results, you may want to begin with understanding the exercise discipline. Pilates combines mental conditioning with physical training, which allows an individual to stretch and strengthen in a non-impact method. The “inside out” workout stresses on breath control, precision and fluid movements.
No wonder so many celebrities are seen practicing Pilates, snippets of which they share on their Instagram accounts
Showing you the way forward is actor Janhvi Kapoor who can be seen doing fluid movements with fitness trainer Namrata Purohit. Purohit shared on the Instagram post, “Fluid movement with @janhvikapoor ?? one of our favourite series! ?????? Our glutes are on fire! Haha #MondayMotivation #MondayMood #PilatesGirls”
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Slow burn is an essential part of Pilates which helps one to remain in complete control of one’s muscles. Every muscle is targeted individually, which helps in better burning of fat and even replacing it with lean muscle. In the video, Kapoor can be seen working on her glutes.
By slowing down the Pilates movements and exhausting one’s muscles to the point at which they twitch, one is able to benefit with a strong and toned look.
Although Pilates is not known to burn as many calories as say running, it’s still a calorie-crushing workout. According to research from North America’s IDEA Health and Fitness Association, one can burn four calories per minute in a beginner’s Pilates class, six calories per minute in an intermediate class and 7.5 calories per minute in an advance class.
A good Pilates workout ideally includes both high-intensity segments (intervals) and calming, mindful work that focuses on releasing tension due to the focus on one’s breath.
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