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Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a style of workout that combines core-strengthening, low-impact workouts with movement and breath. It was first invented by Joseph H. Pilates, and it has become a well-known routine for improving balance, core strength, and mobility. Pilates utilizes special equipment and yoga-type mats for resistance training, along with hundreds of exercises and variations.


A typical pilates class will include strengthening exercises that move fluidly with the breath. Much like a vinyasa yoga course, the movement is flowing and dynamic. Pilates workouts target muscle groups in your abs, pelvic floor, low back and glutes, working large and small stabilizer muscles that benefit your body’s posture and alignment. Here are a few more things you should know about pilates



Who it’s for
  • Beginner to advanced yogis
  • Anyone looking to improve core strength
  • Athletes seeking a cross-training workout
  • Anyone seeking a low-impact workout


Who it’s not for
  • Pilates is an adjustable workout suitable to anyone
How it will help you
  • Improves balance and mobility
  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Relieves depression
  • Rehabilitative after an injury
  • Improves posture and alignment


How it will not help you
  • Everyone can benefit from pilates
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Sheetal
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Nita
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Disha
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Sujatha
Excellent class

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Kokila
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Sini
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Get started with Pilates

Read more about Pilates – but the best way to learn is to try it! Sign up for a free trial with MyYogaTeacher and get 14-days of unlimited live yoga classes online plus 2 complimentary private yoga sessions to help you get started!