Pilates is a growing exercise trend that is becoming the exercise of choice to achieve a flat stomach and a long, lean and toned body. Originally used for rehabilitation purposes, Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination without adding muscle bulk.
Pilates also has an innovative mind-body exercise using a floor mat and variety of equipment which evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. The exercises concentrate on building strength from your core and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, performs and feels.
How pilates changes your body
Pilates can result in a variety of positive changes to your body. These transformations can most dramatically affect the abdominal glutes, triceps and inner thighs.
Typically, you can expect a slimmer waistline after one month of doing Pilates. You should also experience a real change in your posture, making for a straighter back and a more confident, comfortable stance.
Why is Pilates good for you?
First of all, Pilates are proven to help limit your stress levels; they give you a real endorphin buzz, so aside from looking great, you will also feel fantastic.
Pilates also improve your body’s core strength; it provides you with a much stronger frame and helps to make you more flexible. If you work at a desk, Pilates not only improve your posture and give you far greater lower back support.
It is an excellent form of exercise to tone up; if you are looking to tone your arms, Pilates are perfect - no weights required. You will also strengthen your legs at the same time.
Furthermore, if you have any health conditions, such as arthritis or diabetes, you can tailor your Pilates workout to your own personal abilities and still see excellent results.
Inspiring Pilates Holidays
With Healing Holidays you will find inspiring places around the world to go on a Pilates retreat. From beginners programmes to advanced level, choose your pilates retreat overlooking the most beautiful scenery in Europe to Pilates reformer boot camps in Thailand.
Whatever you choose, we’ll get you away from everything except your passion for pilates.
Speak to our wellness travel consultants to book your Pilates retreat on 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.
Pilates Reformer Bootcamp
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
Absolute Sanctuary is the first resort to bring Pilates reformer classes to Asia. Inspired by the unique programs the Absolute's Pilates Reformer programme will strengthen your core muscle groups, burn fat, build long, lean and toned muscles to achieve the ideal body. This bootcamp programme…
Pilates Reformer Break
Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel | Portugal
Palacio Estoril's luxury Pilates Break is an invigorating way to improve your body´s balance, strength, flexibility and posture and unwind in peaceful and idyllic surroundings. Palacio’s Banyan Tree Spa provides the perfect combination for a transforming break that promises to leave…
Shanti-Som Pilates Retreat
Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat | Spain
Whether you're a beginner looking to get to grips with Pilates, or an experienced enthusiast looking to spend some time dedicating themselves to their favourite fitness activity, this 6 night Pilates programme at Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat is sure to offer what you seek. Located in sunny…
Be Active Programme
COMO Shambhala Estate | Indonesia
This results-driven programme focuses on holistic, healthy living to improve your health and fitness levels. You will receive personal training sessions and revitalising massages. The programme incorporates wellness consultations, fitness assessments and daily personal training to ensure you see th…