This time of year, everybody is focused on New Year’s resolutions. We’re two weeks into 2020 and already resolutions been abandoned but don’t give up! Stick with what you resolved to change! If you’re struggling with your resolution, here are four ways Pilates can help! Pilates is the answer if you resolved to get fit, get stronger, focus more on you, practice self-care, get toned or improve your balance. Beyond that, the principles you learn in Pilates can also be applied to other areas of your life. Here’s why Pilates should be your New Year resolution:
Pilates helps you keep in perspective
In Pilates, we start small and gradually increase our exercises, apparatuses used and intensity of each session. This is a great metaphor for life. It’s a reminder that you have to walk before you can run. There’s always a temptation to just leap ahead and dive right in and while there is a time and place for that type of response, often, taking things slowly and methodically is a necessity. Pilates helps you keep your perspective on when to take a leap and when to be cautious.
Pilates doesn’t happen overnight
Similar to keeping your perspective, Pilates isn’t a miracle cure. In fact, nothing is. If you’re looking to practice patience this year and need help staying grounded and being more realistic, Pilates is a great method for learning this. You’ll start to see results with Pilate, yes, but you won’t see them the first day. It takes time. You have to keep showing up and putting in the work to get the results you crave.
Pilates keeps you consistent
Do you see how all of these are building on each other? Pilates keeps you consistent. It helps you establish a routine if you’re willing to stick to it. And, even better, it rewards your efforts. It’s like the great Joseph Pilates said, ‘In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.’ Stick with it. Consistency is rewarded in Pilates and the rewards cand be staggering.
Pilates keeps you positive
The benefits of Pilates that you will see will help to keep you motivated and positive. With some resolutions, it can take a long time to see the results and feel the effects. It’s why so many people struggle to stick to them. But with Pilates, you see results quickly. Even if you don’t physically see them, you feel them in yourself from the moment your session is over. That kind of immediate release is a reinforcement to keep going. To stay focus and determined. Plus, when you attend sessions at VIPilates, our team of dedicated staff are on hand to help keep you positive and motivated.