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“Will Pilates help me lose weight?” Well, it depends. What is most important to you? To lose weight or to lose inches? Read on to learn more.
The truth is that Pilates works the deep core muscles. These muscles include the transversus abdominus, the pelvic floor, the multifidi, and the diaphragm.
It turns out how you hold yourself in space has a lot to do with how your clothes fit and how your body feels. So, again I ask what is most important to you? To lose pounds or to feel (and look) balanced, in proper proportion, and poised?
One of the main ways Pilates helps with weight loss is how the transversus abdominus muscle works. It acts much like a corset to your spine wrapping all the way around your trunk.
Will Pilates help you lose weight? Yes!
7 Ways to Lose Weight with Pilates Classes Near Birmingham, Alabama
Is Pilates good for Weight Loss? Pilates is great for weight loss!
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Can Pilates Truly Help You Lose Weight?
Many people start Pilates hoping that if they strengthen their core, they will lose weight. The truth is that some people lose pounds but not everybody does. Rather than pounds, most people report losing inches and feeling better in their clothes, looking better in a swimsuit, and having overall higher body confidence.
There is a saying that abs are made in the kitchen so keeping a healthy diet is always going to be important in terms of seeing results, whether on the scale or in your clothes. However, the key to beginning and maintaining any true weight loss is to feel good now exactly as you are. Yes, you heard me. Even if you feel larger than life or too far gone to ever get found. I encourage you to begin your journey with Pilates by having acceptance for where you are today.
It all begins in your mind.
A Great Way to Use Pilates for Weight Loss at (or Near) Home
Local classes at a nearby Pilates boutique studio are your best bet at nailing the true Pilates technique and losing weight!
It’s all about how you practice.
Practice makes perfect so learning to take Pilates with you wherever you go creates lasting change in the musculoskeletal system. You need a Pilates instructor to help you stay alert to when your body wants to compensate or “cheat” so you can free up the restrictions that have developed over time from uneven muscle development and poor proprioception.
Once the student learns about his center of gravity, defined in Pilates as the “powerhouse” made up of the shoulders and hips and all of the muscles in between, the student can begin to recruit even muscle development across all joints and strengthen the alignment of the spine. These actions reflect in better posture which induces confidence, boosts energy, and aids in natural weight loss.
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