As home workouts have become increasingly popular over time, online pilates-inspired classes have shared in the benefits of this as more people sign up for them. They’re a low-impact workout that typically focuses on your core, but can be expanded into an effective full-body workout that can work for people of varying body types.
Online classes make this form of exercise even more accessible, allowing anyone to enjoy the benefits of pilates-inspired workouts in a guided setting. They’re also a very affordable, though very effective, alternative to what you’ll get out of a gym membership.
If online pilates-inspired classes are something you’re considering signing up for, though, you’ll need just a few pieces of equipment to get the most out of each session. The amount of equipment usually needed for pilates-inspired exercise is minimal, so this will largely depend on how much of your body you’d like to target with your workout.
Enhancewell Fitness offers online pilates-inspired classes that allow you to engage your full body in a low-impact manner. In this post, we’ll give more information about what makes our approach different, the benefits of pilates-inspired exercise in general, and what kind of equipment you’ll need for online classes.
The benefits of pilates-inspired workouts
Pilates-inspire exercise comes with a number of benefits that make it well worth your time to incorporate them into your workout. These include:
- Full-body workout: While a pilates-inspired workout focuses significantly on your core, it also trains your upper and lower body strength, as well as your flexibility and posture.
- Accessibility: Given that it’s a low-impact form of exercise, pilates-inspired exercise is doable for people within a wide range of body shapes, age, and ability. This allows it to translate especially well to a virtual class format compared to other forms of exercise.
- Foundation for other movements: Thanks in part to its accessibility, pilates-inspired movement can serve as a foundation of strength and physical ability if you later intend to take on other forms of exercise.
Enjoying the full scale of these benefits may require different things from different people when you’re working out at home. Some people may find it easier or more enjoyable to practice pilates-inspired exercises in a group setting, while others find more valuable in the personal attention given by a trainer working with them one-on-one. One thing that’s needed either way, though, is the right equipment.
You can read more about the benefits of pilates-inspired exercise in this article from Verywell Fit.
Equipment for online pilates-inspired classes
For online pilates-inspired classes like ours, there are only two pieces of equipment that are fairly essential: a yoga mat and an internet-connected device with a way to visually follow along with the instructor. With these, you’ll mainly have to find a way to create an acceptable workout space that gives you enough room to perform the movements and a way to comfortably watch the moves your instructor is performing.
These equipment needs may change somewhat depending on the demands of the class and how comprehensive of a workout you’re looking for, though. Resistance bands, for example, are often incorporated into sessions as a way of increasing the strength and flexibility training offered by each exercise. Some workouts may even involve working with light dumbbells for certain movements.
You can get a better sense of how to set up a space at home with the equipment you need for our pilates-inspired classes from this CNET article.
Taking a class with Enhancewell Fitness
Enhancewell Fitness’ approach to pilates-inspired workouts focuses primarily on exercises using a mat and resistance bands to comprehensively train your full body for flexibility and strength. You can take a look at everything we offer on our classes page. You can also take a look at some of the equipment we recommend for pilates-inspired workout sessions with us.
Book a class with us now!
If you’re looking to effectively, comprehensively train your body in a safe, guided, low-impact way, there’s no better option than online pilates-inspired classes with Enhancewell Fitness. Book a class with us here by selecting a package that works for you, or contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting new fitness classes is an exciting step, and we’re ready to answer any questions you might have about it. Get in touch with us now!