Pilates! One of the most popular form of exercising today and one that keeps gaining popularity and followers by the day. It was developed by a German guy named Joseph Pilates in the 20th century as an exercising regime that was not exactly therapy yet gave the results as same as yoga. It was meant to accelerate rehabilitation of individuals suffering from injuries or were battling a disease.
But Pilates turned out to be far more than just this. That is, you do Pilates and you gain control over your body, your breathing becomes better so does your concentration, you gain stamina and above all you achieve balance in your body.
All what you mostly achieve with yoga but Pilates focuses more on the core, that consists of the muscles of the abdomen, hips & lower back and is the "powerhouse" of the body. It is the key to an individual’s stability. In Pilates, different exercises are categorized in a set ranging from beginner to advanced or to any other level. And the intensity of the exercises can be increased over time as the individual’s body adapts to the exercises.
While in yoga you only need a yoga mat, in Pilates, to get the most of your exercise regime you need to get the equipment that basically becomes your best friend when you do Pilates. There are a lot of equipment you can buy depending on what part of your body you want to focus on and also what level you are on.
You can look for stores that have Pilates equipment available for buying and you can even get them on sale online. Equipment include Pilates reformers, Pilates reformer with tower, Pilates table, chair, mat and many more. If you don’t want to get duped by stores, then you should definitely look for equipment online. Like you might be looking for Pilates reformers that are either on sale or are available at nominal prices, then your best option is to look for these online. Your shipment will likely be delivered within two weeks or less.
All equipment serves a different purpose and focuses on specific areas. So you should talk to your instructor before purchasing one that is best for you. Pilates is an amazing form of exercising. It strengthens your whole body while making you fit emotionally as well. Whether you do it at home or join a class. Its easy and amazing. But you do need the equipment.
Go join a Pilates class today and don’t forget to shop for the necessities.