Pilates is an excellent source of physical fitness. First developed by Joseph Pilates in the 20th century, Pilates principles include: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow. Since it’s development, Pilates has become an international fitness program for individuals of various fitness levels. If you are among those who enjoy Pilates or want to give it a try, here is a list of my top three online resources worth trying today.
Cost: $18 per month after 15 day free trial
With this membership, you gain access to over 120 instructors and 3,000 videos which include seated, standing, and various other classes using Pilates props. Additionally, they offer challenges, programs and a community forum to keep you connected and motivated. Members love the flexibility of getting a Pilates workout at home with expert instruction. Judge for yourself!
Beachbody On Demand (Piyo)
Cost: $39 for 3 months, up to $99 for 12 months after 14 day free trial
Piyo is the strength training used in Pilates, stretching in yoga along with nonstop fluid cardio and body weight movements. This is the perfect challenge for those wanting to stay rooted in the practice of Pilates while switching it up a bit. Speaking of switching it up, Beachbody On Demand also offers various other popular exercise programs to keep your body guessing. Meal planning to meet weight loss goals, challenges and a community forum under a coach are also a part of the Beachbody program. See if this streaming tool suits your personality!
Blogilates is a YouTube channel developed by award-winning fitness instructor based in Los Angeles, CA, Cassey Ho. Ho posted her first Pilates video to the platform in 2009, and it soared from there. As a result, she has created POP Pilates®, authored a best-selling book and developed even more videos for you to take advantage of. The videos are typically a mix of body resistance training, Pilates and yoga, and the best thing is that they are totally FREE.
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