Living in a ‘quick-fix’ society, we often get asked how long it will take to see results from Pilates. At Kaya Pilates Studio Melbourne, we think that it’s important to remember that there’s no ‘magic number’ when it comes to practices such as these. Pilates is a constant pursuit of improvement and seeing results is dependent on a lot of different variables.
One of the things we can guarantee is that you will feel changes in the body from the first session. You will probably also notice that you feel mentally better straight away as well. However in terms of physical results that you can see on your body when you look in the mirror, this depends on how often you practice, how nutritious your diet is, as well as how active you are in your everyday life.
To quote Joseph Pilates: “In 10 sessions you will feel better, in 20 you will look better, and in 30 you will have a whole new body.” If you’re coming into our Pilates Studio Melbourne twice per week, we expect you’ll see results within 6 weeks (or less in a lot of cases). If you’re coming in 3-5 times a week, you may notice muscle definition and see a change in body shape within the first month.
However quite often, feeling better is what gets us hooked on Pilates. Feeling healthy and strong, physically and mentally, is a benefit most people will feel almost instantly. What really matters is your willingness to commit to being dedicated to your health and practice. If you are, no matter how many times a week you do Pilates, you will most likely find an endless supply of benefits on an ongoing basis.
What are some of the results we can expect to see in Pilates?
There are so many results you can expect to see from practising at our Pilates Studio in Melbourne, but more importantly, results you will feel. Pilates is complete work out for both the body and the mind. The benefits of this exercise system go far beyond building core strength and improving flexibility. Just to mention a few, you can expect improved balance and posture, increased muscle strength and tone, better blood circulation and breathing, improved stabilisation of your spine, increased body awareness, as well as better mental health, cardiovascular fitness, stress management and ability to relax. To hear more about the results you can expect to both see and feel, see our ‘Health Benefits of Pilates’ article.
Is practicing Pilates every day bad for you?
It is completely safe to practice Pilates every day; however it is important to vary the intensity and focus of your workouts, which is something we tend to do at our Kaya Pilates Studio Melbourne. Just ensure you are listening to your body and giving yourself adequate rest in between. Your body needs time to restore in between each class, and at Kaya, we believe that balance should be your ultimate goal.