Pilates enthusiasts all across the globe are enjoying their workouts in a place that almost seemed to be absurd until recently – at home.
It used to be that a person had to go to a high-end studio or a health club to take part in Pilates. Also, the equipment was too expensive, big and bulky to drag home.
Here is something that changed everything – mat workouts. The home users first discovered that Pilates mat videos and various DVDs were able to give them refreshing full body workouts.
You are able to be very flexible when doing Pilates are home. There are no schedules that you have to meet. You will have to have a certain amount of self-discipline to be able to set aside a block of time for three sessions a week.
Before you begin a Pilates program in your home, it is highly recommended that you take a couple of classes in order to familiarize yourself with the Pilates exercises.
You want to develop good techniques of movement and breathing, and these are best demonstrated and explained by a qualified instructor.
You will want to begin your Pilates exercises on a floor mat. They are popular for two main reasons:
– They are inexpensive.
– The space needed to store a mat is minimal.
You will find a wealth of videos and DVDs to choose from. Many of them include variations that will accommodate beginners as well as advanced students of Pilates.
Some of them will include exercises where you will have to use small inexpensive accessories like rollers and rings. This will add interest and variety to your workout.
-There's no place like home-.