Starting a new workout for weight loss can be intimidating. It doesn't have to be, though! With Pilates, you don't have to spend hours in the gym sweating on the treadmill. Pilates is a low-impact exercise that works your whole body. Pilates isn't going to make you lose weight fast, but it will help you lose weight healthily while also making your body look toned and slim. If you're ready to lose weight, look great, and feel amazing, this is the perfect exercise for you. So how does Pilates help you lose weight?
It Burns Major Calories
That's right. Crazy cardio isn't the only way to burn a ton of calories. Pilates helps build and strengthen the muscles, which makes you burn more calories at a much faster rate. As a form of resistance training, Pilates allows you to burn more calories for the rest of the day long after the workout ends.
It Shapes Your Entire Body
If you want to lose weight chances are, you're not happy with the shape of your body. Pilates works the whole body, especially the midsection. This will ultimately give your body a leaner, fitter shape.
It Gives You the Strength to Stay Active
Being overweight and out of shape makes it incredibly hard to lose weight. Not only do you not have the energy to get moving, but also you probably have a lot of pain as a result. Pilates is a low-impact exercise that doesn't require you to be in perfect shape to start. As you come to more and more sessions, your core will gain strength and flexibility, allowing you to do more exercises without feeling horrible pain and fatigue. Once you're moving more, you're going to lose much more weight than if you are always sitting on the couch in front of the TV.
It Makes You FEEL Good
When it comes to losing weight, your mental health plays a huge role. If you're upset and uncomfortable with your body, you might be prone to hiding indoors rather than getting out there and being active. By attending Pilates classes, you'll find that your attitude and confidence improves dramatically, giving you the internal strength to tackle your weight loss journey.
Losing weight isn't easy but with Pilates, it can be fun. Remember that you won't lose all the weight overnight, so you have to stick to it to see the results you want and deserve. You're worth it.