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Is Pilates a Good Workout?

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If you’re a Boulder-area resident looking to switch up your fitness routine, you may be considering a Pilates class. If there’s anything holding you back, it’s likely the idea that this is an “easy” or ineffective workout. After all—how could breathing, stretching, and pulsing compare to the adrenaline-boosting experience of rock climbing, skiing, or hiking? […]

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History of Pilates

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Pilates is more recent an exercise form than you might expect. It was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, which originally named his method “Contrology.” A German-born emigre to Britain (and then to America), he created the form of exercise to incorporate low-impact conditioning and equipment, which he called apparatus. Joseph Pilates […]

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What is Pilates?

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Using a combination of around fifty simple, repetitive exercises, Pilates aims to create low-impact muscular exertion. Body weight is the main resistance used throughout the series of Pilates mat exercises, meaning this form of exercise is both low-impact and low-investment; often, all you need is a mat and some floor space. Changes in body position […]

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