Pilates is becoming the go to work out for models and celebrities who want to be on their A-game with their fitness and looks at all times. Here we explore top reasons models and celebrities love Pilates.
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates and is a series of full body exercises that work on strengthening and toning your body whilst also improving mobility and flexibility.
With advocates like Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz leveraging Pilates to stay in shape, it’s easy to see why it’s become such a popular form of exercise.
Time efficient stress relief
After a long, hectic day at work, the last thing you want to do is go to the gym for a workout. It's the same for models and celebs.
With their international schedules and bookings which span different time zones, often requiring them to fulfil appearances or shoots day and night, being too tired to work out is one thing you'll have in common.
One of the biggest benefits of Pilates is that it really is a total body workout, challenging you physically and relaxing you mentally. While you might be tired heading into class, you'll feel your whole body is relaxed and refreshed afterwards.
Hard work pays off
You will see results quickly when using Pilates to work out. This is a really motivating factor in encouraging people to return to the next class. It's also a reason so many models and celebs are so hooked on the exercise.
They need to ensure they see the results they're working towards quickly, especially if they're required to tone up for catwalks, shoots or filming.
With a core focus, every exercise works in some way to correct posture, meaning it’s great for those who suffer with lower back pain. As a well-known actress says of her own experience:
“I’m a Pilates person. It’s great. I had a hip problem. I had a chronic back, a pinched nerve and a hip problem and it’s completely solved all of it. I love it. It makes me feel like I’m taller.”
- Jennifer Aniston
Lengthens and tones muscles
A Pilates workout helps to build longer, leaner muscles, which boosts the toned, lean look many celebs are renowned for. Pilates isn’t just useful for toning your arms and legs so you look great on the red carpet, it’s an incredible full body workout helping to improve core stability and flexibility too.
“I was a fitness fiasco — until I found Pilates . . . It’s been the most gentle on my body… I’m longer and leaner and much more graceful. I can honestly say it’s changed my body — and my life.”
– Chelsea Handler
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