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How Many Times A Week Should You Be Doing Pilates?

Pilates is a great workout for your whole body!  If you're considering it or have already started taking Pilates classes, then congratulations on your decision. You have a lot of fun and fitness (and results) to look forward to. 

A Pilates workout is a modern system of exercises aimed at improving your body’s overall flexibility, strength and balance. Maintaining a regular Pilates routine will help you reap both the immediate and long-term benefits that the practice is known for.

However, like most things in life, it all depends on your level or commitment. Because busy schedules nowadays, setting some time aside for Pilates classes can seem difficult. So, how many times a week should you be doing Pilates exercises to see results?

The importance of regular exercise

The benefits of doing Pilates, or, in fact, any physical activity outweighs whatever may be hindering you from regularly doing it. Attending a regular Pilates class near you is better than, say, lying on the couch or sitting at your desk all day.

Why? Because an exercise routine provides the following advantages:

  • It decreases stress and improves your mood
  • It helps you lose weight and build a good physique
  • It improves your general fitness
  • it helps to keep your muscles and bones in good condition
  • It boosts your immune system to fight diseases
  • It helps in maintaining high energy levels during the day
  • It aids in sharpening your memory
  • It improves sleep quality

Getting into a healthy Pilates routine at a studio will help you experience these benefits and notice the difference too. But that doesn’t mean you have to do Pilates classes for hours every day! It’s best to find a good balance that suits your goals and needs.

Let’s face it: everyone is super busy.

This is why KX Pilates sessions are designed to fit into your schedule and lifestyle to get you fit and healthy. Make your precious time work for you by working out smarter, not longer.

Workouts should be quality over quantity

The best way to get the most out of exercise is to put emphasis on your workout’s quality instead of quantity. No one has unlimited time and energy. This means that you should focus on doing longer workouts when you’re free, and perform shorter, high-intensity exercises during your busy times. This will prevent you from overloading yourself with training or doing too many exercises all at once, as this could result in a higher risk of injury and burnout.

Balancing workouts with recovery

To ensure the quality of your workout, it’s important to balance exercise with adequate rest and recovery too. Recovery is the phase where your muscles, tissue and bones repair themselves after a Pilates Class or workout session. Monitoring your pace and getting sufficient rest between exercise helps your body recharge and recuperate the energy it needs again.

Following a weekly pilates studio routine

While it’s great knowing the importance of regular exercise, realising how to balance the quality of your training is even better. If you incorporate the above knowledge into your Pilates routine, it will help you manage your time and maximise the results.

Pilates, just like many other fitness systems, should be done for a minimum of 3 times per week. However, to further improve your body’s strength, flexibility and endurance, you can do up to 4 or 5 Pilates classes a week. Just make sure you follow a Pilates workout schedule that suits your lifestyle, so it’s easier for you to commit and get enjoyment out of your classes.

Your own experience with Pilates is as unique as you are.

However, you can expect some pretty amazing changes when you add KX to your weekly routine. After all – continuous steps quickly add up to an amazing journey. This is called the ‘Kaizen’ philosophy. We’ve taken this and applied it to Reformer Pilates so you can get fit and healthy on your terms.

Creating a personalised exercise schedule with kx pilates

Whether you want to participate in regular Pilates classes or to come whenever you’re available, at KX Pilates, we promise to help you achieve your health and fitness goals in amongst your busy schedule.

Whoever you are and whatever your ability, there’s a class for you.
KX Pilates offers high intensity, body-toning workouts in just 50 minutes!    

Still got more questions to ask? No worries! Contact us and we won’t keep you wondering.

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