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07-10-2006, 11:23 AM
I just wanted if anyone has used pilates during the 30 day challenge, how often did they do it and what were the results?
I have just bought a dvd called 'The Method, Pilates all in one work out'
So if anyone has used this or other pilates methods i would love to hear their stories.
07-10-2006, 12:05 PM
I just started pilates 2 weeks ago at my gym! I am getting a little more limber, but I will keep you posted!
07-10-2006, 12:35 PM
I do Pilates! It is great ab workouts! Your abs get hard and toned with Pilates, as far as I've experienced!
07-10-2006, 02:17 PM
thanks for your responses, but what about weight loss, can it provide good results as far as inch loss is concerned?
07-10-2006, 02:43 PM
I'm not sure if Pilates alone can make inches disapear, but combined with cardio it should make a very noticable difference! If you do it right with the breathing and holding your stomach in right, it you get quit a good sweat. But I think for some really big changes I would combine it with cardio.
I hope this helps!
07-10-2006, 03:45 PM
I did Pilates faithfully throughout last January (3x per week, at least 20m per session), and had started to notice an overall tightening coupled with a small amount of weight loss. I also felt taller, and my posture remained open with more ease.
I found that my form improved dramatically after 1-2 weeks, and I started getting more nuance out of each exercise. I felt that I could sustain myself on a beginner's workout for a long time, gradually increasing my form in small amounts, and remain challenged.
I have the Mari Winsor series, by the way.
Sadly, I was sick for the entire month of February and did not exercise. This was a blessing in disguise as it led me to my naturopath which eventually let me to raw foods. I am about to start Pilates again and would love to chat more as we go along.
07-10-2006, 07:01 PM
Sounds good! Pilates is a great exercise I think! It is WAy FUNNER then crunches! Not that is the raeson I do it or anything! It is fun and makes your abs harder then many many crunches have done for me in the past! And the more Pilates you do, the mroe your abs keep improving!
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