With Pilates Northern Beaches is a full-body workout that strengthens your core, improves your posture and helps you feel more energized throughout the day. But sometimes, it’s hard to get your body to the studio—especially if you have a busy schedule or limited transportation options. To help you start loving getting to class, I’ve come up with some tips for finding time in your day and making it easier to get started on this transformational journey:
Wear comfortable clothes.
- Wear comfortable clothes.
The most important tip to having a great practice is to wear clothing that is comfortable and allows you to move freely. You want to avoid anything too tight, loose or flimsy, as these can cause injury while doing Pilates exercises. This includes bras, underwear and socks—even if they are “pilates-friendly” products! It’s best to go with something that fits well but still gives you room to breathe because the last thing you want is something chafing your skin while working out in class!
- Wear breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen instead of synthetic materials like nylon/polyester blends (think leggings!). Natural fibers provide better moisture management so they’ll feel lighter on your body than synthetics do–which helps reduce perspiration during workouts which means less discomfort overall when working up a sweat during class time spent doing various exercises throughout each session.”
- Be prepared. Take time to prepare for your session so you can arrive on time, relaxed, and ready to go.
- Have your mat, towel and water bottle ready to go.
- Dress comfortably but smartly: loose clothing is best as it allows for freedom of movement and prevents injuries from occurring as easily.
- Arrive on time! If you are delayed by traffic or other factors beyond your control then call the studio so they know where you are (and will be) at all times – this reduces stress levels all round!
Bring refreshing water.
Hydration is key to staying healthy, and it’s important to stay hydrated while you’re in class. You don’t want your body to feel dehydrated when it’s already working hard!
In general, bringing a water bottle that holds at least 20 ounces is recommended for longer classes (1 hour or more). If your class is shorter than an hour then I would suggest only bringing 10 ounces of water with you. This can be adjusted if necessary based on how much physical activity there will be during class, but most people should be able to get by with this amount of fluid intake at any given time.
The best way for me personally was just having my own personal water bottle that I bought from Amazon that fits perfectly in my bag so I don’t have any problems carrying around my things while still having access whenever needed. It also helps me stay hydrated because sometimes these days we forget how important exercise really is until something happens where we realize how much we need it!
Embrace your free spirit.
Embrace your free spirit.
While this may sound like an esoteric concept, it’s actually a state of mind—and one that can be very helpful during a Pilates session. Being in a free spirit means being open to all possibilities, whether you’re in class or not. It means being willing to try new things and not be afraid to experiment with new things. And it also means not being afraid of failure when you do try something out of the ordinary; after all, isn’t that what makes life fun?
In short: embrace your inner wild child!
Say yes to a full-body workout.
Pilates is a full-body workout. And that’s a very good thing. You won’t just be working your abs, you’ll also be engaging all the muscles in your upper body, lower body and core. Once you get into the habit of regularly practicing Pilates, you will see results quickly! After each session at our studio, students report feeling energized and ready for the rest of their day—without any soreness or stiffness from classic gym workouts.
Getting your body to the studio is the first step toward loving your workout!
The key to getting your body to the studio is not letting yourself think about what else you could be doing, or should be doing instead. Don’t let your mind wander to the stack of emails waiting for your attention at home, or the laundry that needs to be folded in the other room. Instead, focus on how good it feels when you are moving your body through space—and how wonderful it will feel after class!
Pilates is a great way to get in shape, but it can be difficult to get started. You might feel nervous about being around other people or embarrassed because you’re not as strong or flexible as they are. Don’t let that stop you! Pilates is a friendly community where everyone works together toward their goals, and the best part is that you don’t need any special equipment or uniforms—just your body and a mat. So take these tips with you when it comes time for next week’s class!