If you're considering starting or you've already started Pilates classes, you could be wondering how many classes should I be doing to see results? Well we're here to help with our top tips on how you can find balance within your routine and plan your Pilates schedule.
A KX Pilates workout is a modern evolution of traditional reformer Pilates. This full body workout helps improve your overall flexibility, strength and muscle definition. Maintaining a regular Pilates routine will help you reap both the immediate and long-term benefits that the practice is known for.
However, like most things in life, it all depends on your level or commitment. With busy schedules, setting some time aside for Pilates classes can seem difficult. So, how many times a week should you be doing Pilates exercises to see results?
The best way to get the most out of exercise is to focus on quality over quantity. No one has unlimited time and energy. This means that you should focus on challenging yourself and progressing your workout load as you get stronger.
Every few weeks you should reflect on how you’re tracking and think how you can push yourself further. Maybe attempt your first intermediate class or perhaps opt for those heavier springs in your next class. By challenging yourself and increasing your workout load to suit your capabilities, you will be able to ensure you are making the most of your classes – work smarter, not harder!
To ensure the quality of your workout, it’s important to balance exercise with adequate rest and recovery. Recovery is the phase where your muscles, tissue and bones repair themselves after a Pilates class or workout session. Monitoring your pace and getting sufficient rest between exercise helps your body grow muscle and recharge. Remember everyone is different, so be sure to listen to your body and give yourself time to rest and recover whenever you need it.
While it’s great knowing the importance of regular exercise, realising how to balance the quality of your training is even better. If you incorporate the above knowledge into your Pilates routine, it will help you manage your time and maximise the results.
Pilates, just like many other fitness systems, should be done for a minimum of 3 times per week. However, to further improve your body’s strength, flexibility and endurance, you can do up to 4 or 5 Pilates classes a week. Just make sure you follow a Pilates workout schedule that suits your lifestyle, so it’s easier for you to stay consistent and enjoy your classes.
We recommend sitting down and thinking about how many times you want to attend class, then working out where you can add this into your weekly schedule.
Whether you want to participate in regular Pilates classes or to come whenever you’re available, at KX Pilates, we promise to help you achieve your health and fitness goals in amongst your busy schedule.
Whoever you are and whatever your ability, there’s a class for you.
KX Pilates offers high intensity, body-toning workouts in just 50 minutes!
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