Home Pilates Workouts - Are They As Good As The Real Thing? - The Pilates Shop

Home Pilates Workouts - Are They As Good As The Real Thing?

What to look for in a home workout video

When you're looking for home Pilates workouts, it's important to consider the quality of the video. A good video will include both a warm-up and cool-down; this is essential for preventing injury and helping your body recover after exercise. In addition, the exercises should be ones that you can easily do at home without any equipment or specialised equipment (like resistance bands).

The instructor should clearly explain each exercise before performing it so you know exactly how to perform them correctly. Most importantly, don't forget about safety! Be sure that you have proper form when doing these strengthening exercises so as not to injure yourself in any way!

Get the most out of your Pilates workouts at home

When you're doing Pilates at home, it can be hard to keep your form right. The human body is a complex machine that needs all of its systems working properly for it to perform optimally—and having the right equipment (i.e., a Pilates reformer) helps ensure that your spine and muscles are aligned correctly. But even with the best intentions and excellent instruction, it will be difficult for you not to skip over some of the movements during your workout.

You may also find yourself distracted by things around you instead of concentrating on moving through each exercise in its proper sequence: "Should I hang up my shirt?" "I need more water." "What time is it?" Instead of letting these thoughts distract or deter you from finishing the workout as prescribed, try these tips:

  • Do all three parts—the warm-up, workout and cool-down—for one set before moving on to another set or progressing further into any given series of exercises; this will help keep your mind focused on what's happening in front of you rather than outside distractions like traffic sounds or other household noises (which we all know aren't conducive to great workouts). It'll also allow enough time for each part of your body to fully work out so they too can reap benefits from what they've just done!

Keep the benefits of a studio class even when you're practising alone

There are many benefits to practising pilates at home. You can do it whenever you want, and you don't have to worry about finding a class that fits into your schedule. The best part is that you'll save a lot of money by doing it yourself! But there are some things you need to keep in mind if you're going to get the most out of your home workouts.

First, make sure that when practising at home, you have plenty of space around where ever it is that you will be working out. This gives room for movement without bumping into anything or anyone else getting in the way.

Next, make sure that whatever surface or equipment (in this case a yoga mat) is being used for exercising has been cleaned properly beforehand so as not to cause any infections from bacteria to build up over time due to sweat or other bodily fluids (such as tears coming from fear). Lastly but not least (which means lastly), research what type of DVD/video would work best before purchasing one since they come in all shapes sizes colours flavours and prices!

Why you may be skipping class

There are a few reasons you might skip class, or not be able to make it regularly. For example:

  • You can't afford it—it's more expensive than other workouts.
  • You don't have time—it takes more time to go to the studio and get ready than it does for other workouts, like going for a run or lifting weights at home.
  • You can't find a class near you—you're busy with work and family commitments and don't have time to travel across town regularly.

There are lots of different types of Pilates

There are several different types of Pilates. There's the traditional Pilates method developed by Joseph Pilates, which uses small equipment and focuses on strength training. Then other forms focus on core work or incorporate more cardio elements to make it more like a traditional gym workout.

There's also the word "Pilates" used in reference to any type of exercise class that looks like it could be taken from one of his books—but whether they're actually authentic classes is another story!

You can still get a great workout at home.

If you are looking for a home workout, Pilates can be an excellent choice. Not only will it help you get into shape, but it will also improve your posture and flexibility.

Here are some of the benefits that people have experienced from doing Pilates at home:

  • Improved posture
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • More energy throughout the day


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