Pilates can be a positive addition to your overall weight-loss program
Weight loss occurs when the number of calories consumed is less than the number of calories expended. The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that includes an aerobic component, eg regular walking, swimming, cycling and so on, coupled with a strength training component, such as pilates exercise, to build lean muscle, and following a balanced diet.
Combining pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.
Please know that the main objective in Anne-Marie’s classes is not to lose weight, but rather to improve posture, support for the spine and joints of the body, plus muscle balance and tone. However, weight loss can also be a benefit.
Once you have learned the technique well in Anne-Marie’s classes, pilates can help you lose weight significantly by building lean muscle tone on your body that has a high metabolism. Muscle burns calories faster than if it were not on your body, thereby helping you to strip away fat faster, and keep it off. Pilates will give you attractive, lean muscle tone, and a more streamlined shape.
If you practice pilates regularly, it will change your body. It is known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look. Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace. All of these things will make you look and feel very fit.
Ever wonder why you may have certain areas of your body that you can’t tone, even if you put in loads of effort in to do so? This is because our body’s muscles often work similarly to that of a painter’s choice of colours – we use a certain range of colours but not the whole palette. Pilates empowers us to mindfully bring the whole palette back into daily use, and strengthen, stretch and shape up all parts of the body.