HIIT Pilates; taking it to the next level

Pilates has been around for longer than, well… most of us but it has been a form of exercise that has more often than not been a trending topic. Founded by Joseph Pilates in the early twentieth century, it was introduced under the belief that the body and mind are one. The inspiration to develop a form of exercise that incorporates both physical and mental practices came from Joseph’s parents. His father was a gymnast and his mother, a naturopath.

 

So what exactly are the benefits of Pilates?

 

Mind

  • Hones in your focus
  • Increases brain power
  • Relaxes the mind through deep breathing

 

Body

  • Easy on your joints
  • Increases your flexibility
  • Excellent for core strength
  • Can aid in improving back pain
  • Improves your sporting performance

 

Yes, we know what Pilates is but what is HIIT Pilates?

 

HIIT Pilates is a form of classical Pilates which also focuses on building your cardio fitness. It’s a great way to get an all-in-one workout as it activates smaller muscle groups throughout your body to give you a full-body workout whilst getting your sweat on. HIIT Pilates is for anybody that wants to do Pilates but also wants to increase their fitness. It focuses on all areas of the body, aiming to tone your whole body. Plus, it’s for all fitness levels!

 

You can join me on the StrongBody app and give my four-week HIIT pilates program a go. I must warn you though, it can be addictive! Starting my Pilates journey at just ten years of age to help with the recovery of Scoliosis, I was hooked! Now I am stronger than ever and can’t wait for you to feel the benefits of this amazing program too!

 

Until next time StrongBody warriors,
Stay Strong!

 

Pilates Instructor,
Laura Halls xx