New Plymouth is well becoming the home of Pilates.
Pilates is a composite of movement styles and philosophy of gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, and dance, which focuses on building strength, flexibility, and overall body awareness.
One of the most common questions about Pilates is whether once a week is enough to achieve the physical and psychological benefits it offers. According to a 2016 study, participating in a 1-hour Pilates class once a week over ten weeks was enough to show significant improvements in core strength, flexibility, balance, and body awareness, especially in young sedentary individuals. This indicates that even one session a week of Pilates can help individuals improve their overall physical fitness.
However, it is essential to note that international health recommendations suggest participating in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week to maintain good health. While Pilates once a week is enough to improve strength and balance, combining it with an active lifestyle can help individuals maintain or improve these qualities further.
Therefore – although Pilates once a week is enough to show improvement, it is essential to incorporate physical activity into one’s daily routine to maintain optimal health.
Participating in Pilates once a week can provide significant physical and psychological benefits to individuals of all ages.
Although one session a week can be enough to show improvements, it is essential to maintain an active lifestyle and engage in physical activities regularly to maintain optimal health. Those living in Taranaki can easily join our Pilates classes by clicking here.
If this is of interest, then reach out to Physio@Carefirst’s about our Pilates classes and the benefits that it can offer you. Call us on 06-753 4702 if you have any questions or to book in your Pilates assessment today!
As a note we have a few remaining spots available at our early bird Intermediate Pilates Classes (7.00AM Tuesdays at the Barclay Hall , 158 Tukapa Street, Westown, New Plymouth).
Ample parking, spots are limited so be in quick. Click here to book your spot.