Due to popular demand, Peloton has added Pilates to its app. Hurrah. Lovers of Pilates are well versed in its myriad benefits, from strengthening and lengthening muscles and helping to improve to focus and leading to superior posture, alignment and flexibility.
It’s no surprise then that Pilates is the fitness brand’s most requested discipline and now joins running, yoga, strength training, bootcamp and meditation on the app.
Crucial for strength and stability as well as long periods spent hunched over your WFH desk, there will be no equipment required – just a mat.
Peloton Pilates will kick off with a 20-class collection featuring intro, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes ranging from 10-45 minutes. The classes will be taught by Kristin McGee, Emma Lovewell, Aditi Shah, Hannah Corbin and Sam Yo.
Sam describes the Peloton Pilates sessions as “a low-impact and non-aerobic workout that helps improve muscle tone, flexibility, alignment and strength for all levels of fitness”. Aditi Shah says “I like to think of Pilates as a way to develop integrity of movement that we can take off of the mat and into our lives”.
How does Peloton Pilates complement other training?
Kristin McGee says: “By strengthening your abdominals, you can prevent injuries and support your back when you run, ride, lift or stretch. Every movement originates from the core in Pilates, but you are also still getting a full-body workout so your legs, arms, back and entire body will be stronger and your spine will feel longer.”
What’s the biggest differentiator between Pilates and everything else?
Sam Yo says “Pilates is not just core strengthening, but also core activation awareness – training the mind-muscle connection to make sure we align, stabilise, activate and then move”.
Love Pilates? These are our favourite live at-home Pilates classes, we also have a handy guide to guy’s Pilates and here are 10 Pilates exercises you can do while you’re watching TV. Read more about these trainers on the Peloton blog.
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