Is Pilates a good workout?
Pilates is a great workout. There are different forms and levels of Pilates to cater for a wide variety of people, but if your intention is to get a workout then Mat classes & Reformer classes will suit you. Usually there a different levels of group classes, so depending on your fitness level and Pilates capabilities, there will be a class that will provide you with the right workout at the right intensity. In Mat Pilates, the class is predominantly body-weight which is traditionally a tough workout designed to get a sweat and build strength. On the reformers however, the use of springs can either increase resistance and hence the challenge making it an extremely hard workout, or provide assistance when needed to help participants perform correct movements they couldn’t have achieved otherwise.