It’s getting hot in here…. So take off all your clothes! Well, after a couple of hot Pilate’s classes, your body will be looking so tight, toned and terrific you may very well want to! Turning up the heat can take your workout to a whole new level – and this is definitely the case for Pilates.
Studios like Harlow Hot Pilates & Yoga have taken this trend on board and recently started to expand their repertoire of classes to cater for those wanting a change from their downward dogs. But why is hot Pilates good for you?
The standard benefits of Pilates still apply; it is a total body workout. Each class moves through a series of exercises designed to tone different parts of the body. The strength work ensures you build muscle endurance. And it’s not all about abs, think also a tight toosh, lean legs, sculpted arms and a strong back.
Doing Pilates in the infra-red heat helps boost your metabolism and adds a cardio aspect to the workout. In the heat your heart rate increases much like going for a jog but without the impact on your joints. The sweating is also great for your skin and increasing circulation.
Hot Pilates is a great cross training option for runners, cyclists and those who love lifting weights at the gym. Hot Pilates is certainly challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun and addictive when you start seeing the way it beautifully shapes your body and improves your posture.
If you are in need of a new twist on an old favourite this might just be what you’re looking for.