You’ve probably noticed that there’s an ongoing ‘trend’ in Pilates participation over recent years, due in part to the fact many big name celebrities enjoy Pilates and use it to keep up their ‘Hollywood physiques’.
However, Pilates is a far from the latest fad diet or cool new fashion trend. In fact, we’re certain it’s here to stay for the long haul. Here’s why…
Pilates has been around longer than you think.
Pilates isn’t some new fad. It’s actually been around since the 1920s. Invented by Joseph Pilates, it was originally created as a rehabilitation treatment for soldiers returning from war, or those with a physical career such as dancing.
It soon took off from a health and fitness perspective, and as they say, the rest is history.
There’s a reason those celebrities are so into Pilates.
Celebrities and trending health influencers aren’t just doing Pilates to look cool. They’re doing it because it genuinely works!
Many of these stars need to keep their body in fabulous shape to ensure plentiful opportunities in their industry. So why would they waste their time on a workout that isn’t effective?
Instead, they choose Pilates… a workout that will develop strength, alignment and balance all in one.
It doesn’t require an A-List salary to get into.
Although your favourite A-listers likely have their own high-priced Personal Trainers or Pilates Instructors to guide them, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Pilates on a lower budget too.
If you are already paying for a gym membership, you may find that Mat Pilates classes are included.
If you are not a member of a gym, many fitness centres and gyms allow you to ‘pay as you go’, so you’ll only need to pay for your Pilates class if that’s all that takes your interest.
Alternatively - if you are really on a budget, you can do Pilates from your very own home using DVD’s or even the web. There are a number of Pilates routines available to view on streaming sites and YouTube, so take a look around and find one that works for you.
It’s a tried and tested workout that can help you get any part of your body into shape.
It’s a known fact that Pilates works out every part of your body – not just one targeted area. As it takes strength and balance to complete each movement, all your muscles will be hard at work throughout your routine, promoting length and definition from head to toe.
So with all of those points in mind, it’s clear that Pilates is more than just a trend – it’s an important and beneficial exercise technique that will continue to be well loved by people all over the world – celebrity or not.
When you’re ready to start Pilates, we’ll be here to provide you with Pilates Reformers, Trapeze Tables, and accessory equipment. Just call us on 0402 158 006 to get started.