Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ever since its inception nearly 100 years ago, pilates has been an increasingly popular way for people from all walks of life to get in shape and achieving greater well-being. Designed initially as a means of physical therapy, doctors from all over the world have since acknowledged that regular pilates sessions can benefit just about anyone – not just those with acute physical trauma. With our mobile devices aiding us in just about every area of life, it was only a matter of time before several apps relating to pilates emerged. Below, we'll be discussing four of the best pilates apps you can use to get in shape and be healthier.
Including over 200 unique pilates exercises, Pilates Workouts is a great Apple-based app that will help both men and women of all ages get into shape, be more flexible and avoid future injuries like sprains and strains. Including video workouts to help tone and improve areas such as the abs, thighs, butt, legs and arms, Pilates Workouts will give you ample opportunity to transform your entire body into a lean, mean specimen of physical health. Available for $2.99 via the iTunes Store, you will be hard-pressed to find a better deal on a pilates app anywhere else.
For those who are just starting out on their pilates adventures, Learn Pilates helps take beginners and turn them into seasoned veterans in no time at all. In just one month, this course will take you through beginner, intermediate and advanced pilates lessons to give you an entire workout and bring your body up to par. Tone muscle and lose weight while learning dozens of new poses that you might otherwise never master. Expert advice on what to do and what not to do, as well as descriptions of each targeted muscle, for all exercises are also provided. For just $1.99, Learn Pilates is available for download on all iOS and Android devices.
Pilates Workout Exercises
When you want quality pilates instruction but do not have the time nor money to take classes, Pilates Workout Exercises for Android devices is a great, free substitute. Using this app, users can do pilates anywhere and anytime – with more than 300 classes for beginners, intermediates and experts, it is hard to find something that will not challenge both your mind and body. Separate from the hundreds of video lessons are tutorials and advice for understanding the fundamentals of pilates and why they are such an important form of exercise.
Gym Ball Workouts
This hybrid application – available on iOS devices for $2.99 – takes the power of the exercise ball and incorporates it into various forms of physical fitness such as pilates. With more than 300 video lessons that show you how to use gym balls in your pilates routines, Gym Ball Workouts can turn any living room or office space into a fully functional exercise station. You'll be able to stream lessons from anywhere (or download videos for future viewing) and share with friends who also are following similar workout routines.
Today's guest author, Jenny Wadlow, is a freelance writer. She is a fitness enthusiast and zealously gives out fitness tips and advices in her articles. According to her, Pilates is a tough workout and one should invest in Clinical pilates lessons before trying it as it can be very beneficial physically.