A guide to Pilates
PILATES exercises are usually done in a specific order, one right after another . The movements have names, like “The 100,” CrissCross,” the “Elephant,” and the “Swan.” The moves may look simple, but they tak e a lot of precision and control. It’s not like doing a bunch of crunches; there’s a strong emphasis on technique. You can do Pilates on an exercise mat, either in a class or you can go to a gym or studio that has special equipment, in a class or with a trainer supervising you. Pilates classes typically take 45 minutes to an hour, but you can do fewer moves in less time. You’ll ge t stronger, more sculpted muscles and gain flexibility.