A new year is upon us and that means the opportunity for a new beginnings. Don’t try to aim for a new you, but rather an improved you that is able to live out being the best you.
One of the best ways to get this improved 2.0 version of yourself is to get your health and wellness on track. With the holidays comes all the treats and indulgences that are nearly impossible to say “no” to. With that time behind us, now is your chance to establish a new healthy lifestyle.
While you should put some serious thought into what you’re putting into your belly in this new year, you should also put some serious thought into what sort of exercise you’re spending your time on.
We love the gym and a number of other forms of exercise, but if you’re looking for results that come quickly and last longer than any other workout, and will help build strength and stamina to help you in all other areas of exercise, then Pilates is the #1 thing you should add to your life in 2019.
With Pilates, you’re much more likely to stay on track with your New Year’s resolution to be the best you possible.
Here’s the how and why.
Pilates: The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution
It’s no secret that New Year’s resolutions are tough to keep. We feel motivated for the first few weeks of the year, and then it seems like things sizzle out.
And that’s where Pilates steps in to help. By signing up for a membership at Pilates Platinum, you will not lose your motivation after just a few weeks. Instead, you’ll see the great progress you’re making and feel the desire to keep making progress. Here’s why.
1. Pilates strengthens your core.
Nearly every exercise you do in a Lagree class utilizes your core. Whether your core is the focus of the exercise or just a side note, you’ll be using it. And the best strength you can possibly achieve with your body is core strength — it serves as the basis for everything else.
2. Pilates works your full body.
No more alternating between leg day and arm day — in Pilates class, you work everything every class. And you don’t just touch on each part of the body, you work each part to its maximum. In your Pilates Platinum class, you will find yourself reaching for that shake every time, and you’ll love what that shake brings you.
3. Pilates will keep you from getting bored.
Do you ever feel like you go to the gym and do the same routine over and over again and eventually end up quitting simply because you’re bored? We’ve all been there. However, with Pilates, boredom will never hit.
Because each instructor is different, and each class is a different routine, you’ll always be learning new things and always be approaching your workout in a new way. People who have been doing Pilates for years and years have never taken the same class twice.
4. Pilates will give you fast results.
With a lot of workouts, it can feel as if no matter how many hours you spend, you see very little results, if even any at all. Pilates is the exception to that. Within just a couple of classes you’ll notice your body changing and you’ll be able to feel yourself getting stronger. Each class burns up to 600 calories, and also continues to build calories between your classes. There aren’t many other workouts that can say the same.
The first things you’ll notice the results in will be your obliques, your glutes, and your abs. And who wouldn’t want to improve those parts of their body?
5. Pilates is low-impact, and safe.
Popular workouts such as CrossFit are great for improving your body, but are also quite hard on your body. They are high-impact and have a high risk for injury.
Pilates, on the other hand, is low-impact and injury is nearly non-existent. By moving slowly and very methodically, you strengthen your muscles in a way unlike any other workout, sans the pain and risk of injury.
6. Pilates will rid of pain.
Do you suffer from lower back pain? Do you carry a lot of tension in your back and shoulders? Pilates can help you with that. Because Pilates is a combination of stretching and strengthening, you’ll be able to work out the kinks in your muscles while strengthening them at the same time.
We love anything that allows us to be efficient and kill two birds with one stone.
7. Pilates will give you more confidence.
After a few classes, you’ll be surprised at what your body can do, and you’ll be proud of what you’re now able to do with it. As you see yourself continue to strengthen, you’ll continue to build confidence, and that confidence will only grow with time.
Rather than other exercises that show you what you are unable to do, Pilates will wow you with what you are able to do.
8. Pilates is more fun with friends.
It’s easier to stick to New Year’s resolutions if you’ve got other people holding you accountable. So, find yourself a couple of friends who want to join you in trying Pilates and you’ll find yourself even more excited to attend class. And you know what that means — more strengthening and a better version of you.
So, when thinking this New Year’s Eve about what you want your New Year’s resolution to be, and how you’re going to keep it, remember Pilates Platinum. By signing up for your $10 introductory class, you’ll be opening the door to the improved 2019 you, and we guarantee you’ll love that person.