Your Diet When Practicing Pilates

For getting the best from your yoga or Pilates practice, it’s important to pay close attention to hydration and diet before and after each session. Having your own bottle of water with a goal of emptying it X times a day, for example, is simple and effective to ensure you stay hydrated — and do you know what nutrients you will need to strengthen your muscles and replenish your energy? Start learning what’s the proper meal for your Pilates practice by reading below some tips.

Pilates involves a lot of work on your core on the mat. Many people wonder what and when to eat before doing Pilates exercises. There is no special diet for Pilates. However, there are a few things to consider about food choices as you prepare for your workout.

Pilates Nutrition Plan

To fully take advantage of Pilates as a mind/body fitness method, you will want to take a look at what kinds of foods keep you feeling the most balanced.

Before a Pilates Session

Avoid anything that will make you gassy or you know will give you a queasy stomach. Complex carbohydrates and lean proteins, with a little high-quality fat, are good choices for a pre-Pilates meal as they sustain energy better than simple carbs or sugary things.

Suggestions for a small pre-Pilates meal:

  • A protein shake that uses fruit can be a convenient choice. You can adjust the portion size to suit you.
  • Peanut butter on whole grain bread offers a quick source of complex carbohydrates and protein.
  • Yogurt with fruit or a small portion of oatmeal can provide carbohydrates.

Since there is so much emphasis in Pilates on using your abdominal muscles, you will want to ensure that any food you’ve eaten prior to your session is fully digested. Try to eat light beforehand, perhaps snacking on a banana or sipping on a smoothie for some carbohydrates to give you energy.

Regardless of what you eat, nutrition experts recommend you wait two to three hours after eating before you exercise. Another consideration is that if you skip breakfast or it’s been too many hours since you’ve eaten, you may run out of energy in the middle of your workout. It’s best to eat at least a light snack.

After a Pilates Session

You want to make sure your body has enough of the nutrients it will need to strengthen your muscles and replenish your energy. Try a protein-packed green smoothie after class or a light snack that includes lean protein like fish or chicken as well as carbohydrates such as whole grains.

Your diet between workouts will depend on whether you have a goal of weight loss. Either way, eat what is best for your body. While you can use Pilates as a complement for cardiovascular exercise as part of a fat-burning workout program, health experts note that few people will lose weight from exercise alone. You will need to work on reducing your calorie intake overall.

Doing Pilates can inspire you to keep fueling your body with nutritious food while eliminating empty calories. That can have health benefits whether you wish to lose weight or not. Choose a diet that follows the current U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

Pilates Hydration Tips

Pilates is light- to moderate-intensity exercise and does not usually create a need for special sports drinks, but you will want to be hydrated. Water is always a good choice.

Be sure to drink an 8-ounce glass of water 30 minutes before your class. That way, your body will have time to eliminate the extra and you’ll start off well-hydrated. Have a bottle available to sip during class when you feel thirsty, and remember to fully hydrate yourself with at least 16 ounces of water no more than 30 minutes after class.

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Reference: [https://www.verywellfit.com/what-should-you-eat-for-doing-pilates-2704405]

Pilates: Why you should add it to your fitness regime

Whether you’re already committed to a fitness routine or thinking about starting a new one, Pilates is an often overlooked practice that is great to incorporate into any schedule. 

Here are a few of the many benefits of Pilates. Call us to learn more or schedule yourself into one of our classes — we have many options available, and one to suit your specific comfort level! 

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Pilates has not gained as much traction as other fitness routines like yoga. But it can be beneficial.

Pilates is the go-to fitness choice for many celebrities, fitness gurus, Instagrammers and models. Are you still debating whether to give it a try? Here are some benefits that will motivate you.

  • Increased body strength

While in a gym workout, you isolate muscles or group of muscles to build bulk, in a pilates workout builds long, lean muscles by adding strength to weaker muscles and giving a break to dominant muscles. Your body gets over muscular stamina with less bulk and less effort. Also, you will see an improvement in the functional fitness of your daily life because of enhanced body strength.

  • Makes you more flexible

In addition to increasing your body strength, pilates is also about stretching and a safe increase of the muscles. This does not mean putting your legs behind your head or full splits. Rather it is about increasing your natural and practical flexibility. Research has shown that 20 sessions of this fitness regime can result in a 20% increase in flexibility.

  • Tighten core muscles

Pilates is all about the core muscles that includes the entire midsection like your back, abdomen, pelvic floor and more. The core muscles are essential for a strong back and good posture that helps in creating a well functioning and relaxed body. Pilates exercise engages your midsection primarily for challenging your body stability and proper alignment. Research has shown that your core strength can be improved in 12 weeks of undertaking this regime.

  • Improves posture

A bad posture is linked to headaches and back pains, while a good posture looks appealing, improves your breathing and increases oxygenation. As noted above, pilates creates a strong back and abs. A strong core aligns your spine and balances your body, resulting in improved posture. This will help you get through your daily life with greater grace and ease.

  • Burns calories

When you are exercising, one of the main things you look for is burning loads and loads of calories. Even though pilates is about strength, flexibility, and creating lean bodies, it is equivalent to a cardio workout. During the workout, all your connective tissues and muscles are working with the exact amount of force and support, leading to the burning of calories.

You can feel the effects of pilates even after a single class. And once you start seeing the long-term effects, you will be hooked for life.

Reference: {https://www.buzztribe.news/pilates-why-you-should-add-it-to-your-fitness-regime/}

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Seven Ways to Cope with Uncertainty

What should you do when the whole world is facing such uncertainty?

Pilates. And lots of it. 

We are kidding / not kidding. The truth is, moving your body, breathing deeply, focusing on your own well-being — these are all REALLY important to your health – and sanity. Women especially tend to put these on the bottom of their to-do list — and that’s not good.

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Living with so much uncertainty is hard. Human beings crave information about the future in the same way we crave food, sex, and other primary rewards. Our brains perceive ambiguity as a threat, and they try to protect us by diminishing our ability to focus on anything other than creating certainty. 

Research shows that job uncertainty, for example, tends to take a more significant toll on our health than actually losing our job. Similarly, research participants who were told that they had a 50% chance of receiving a painful electric shock felt far more anxious and agitated than participants who believed they were definitely going to receive the shock.

It is no surprise, then, that there are entire industries devoted to filling in the blanks of our futures. See, for example, the popularity of astrology apps, or the prestige of management consultancies dedicated to strategic planning. Fundamentalist religions counter anxiety by providing us with unambiguous rules and absolute truths. Conspiracy theories provide us with simple explanations for complex phenomena.

But sometimes—maybe always—it’s more effective not to attempt to create certainty. Though evolution might have rigged our brains to resist uncertainty, we can never really know what the future will bring. And in improbable situations like the pandemic, which has massively disrupted our routines and utterly destroyed our best-laid plans, we need to learn to live with ambiguity. “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is,” wrote mathematician John Allen Paulos. “Knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”

So how can we best cope when everything feels so out of control? Here are seven surprising strategies.

1. Don’t resist

There’s no doubt: We are living through challenging times. But resisting this current reality won’t help us recover, learn, grow, or feel better. Ironically, resistance prolongs our pain and difficulty by amplifying the challenging emotions we are feeling. There is real truth to the aphorism that what we resist persists. 

There’s an alternative. Instead of resisting, we can practice acceptance. Research by Kristin Neff and her colleagues has shown that acceptance—particularly self-acceptance—is a counterintuitive secret to happiness. Acceptance is about meeting life where it is and moving forward from there.

Because acceptance allows us to see the reality of the situation in the present moment, it frees us up to move forward, rather than remaining paralyzed (or made ineffective) by uncertainty, fear, or argument. To practice acceptance, we surrender our resistance to a problematic situation, and also to our emotions about the situation

For example, you might find your marriage to be particularly challenging right now. Instead of criticizing or blaming your spouse—two tactics of resistance—you could calmly accept your marriage for the time being.

That doesn’t mean that you won’t feel frustrated anymore, or disappointed, or saddened by the state of things. A big part of acceptance is accepting how we feel about difficult circumstances (and difficult people) in our lives. But allowing our challenging marriage to be as it is right now—and acknowledging our feelings about it—puts us in a better position to move forward.

To be clear, acceptance is not the same as resignation. Accepting a situation doesn’t mean that it will never get better. We don’t accept that things will stay the same forever; we only accept whatever is actually happening at the moment. We can work to make our marriage happier, while at the same time allowing the reality that right now, the relationship or the situation is complicated. Maybe it will get better, maybe it won’t. Practicing acceptance in the face of difficulty is hard, and it’s also the most effective way to move forward.

2. Invest in yourself

The best resource that you have right now for making a contribution to the world is YOU. When that resource is depleted, your most valuable asset is damaged. In other words: When we underinvest in our bodies, minds, or spirits, we destroy our most essential tools for leading our best lives.

We humans don’t do well when we defer maintenance on ourselves. We need to sustain the relationships that bring us connection and meaning. We must get enough sleep and rest when we are tired. We need to spend time having fun and playing, just for the joy of it.

Don’t be confused: Self-care is not selfish. Selfishness is an anxious focus on the self. Selfish people tend to refer back to themselves a lot by using words like Ime, and mine. They pursue extrinsic goals, such as preserving their youthful beauty or cultivating an image of themselves on social media. They often hunger for more money, power, and approval from others, and they are often willing to pursue these things at the expense of other people or at the expense of their own integrity. That sort of self-focus is linked to stress, anxiety, depression, and health problems such as heart disease.

So, I’m definitely not recommending selfishness. I’m suggesting self-care and personal growth.

3. Find healthy comfort items

One of the most important ways we can invest in ourselves is to comfort ourselves in healthy ways.

If we are to stay flexible, we need to feel safe and secure. When we feel uncertain or insecure, our brain tries to rescue us by activating our dopamine systems. This dopamine rush encourages us to seek rewards, making temptations more tempting. Think of this as your brain pushing you toward a comfort item…like an extra glass of wine instead of a reasonable bedtime. Or the entire pan of brownies. Or an extra little something in your Amazon cart.

But instead of turning to social media, junk food, or booze to soothe our rattled nerves, we do better when we preemptively comfort ourselves in healthy ways.

Make a list of healthy ways to comfort yourself. Can you mask up and go for a hike with a neighbor? Schedule a call with a friend? Reflect on what you are grateful for? Let yourself take a little nap? Perhaps you could seek out a hug or watch a funny YouTube video.

Those things may seem small—or even luxurious—but they enable us to be the people that we want to be.

4. Don’t believe everything you think

Perhaps the most essential stress-reduction tactic that anyone has ever taught me is not to believe everything I think. In uncertain times, it’s particularly important not to believe thoughts that argue for the worst-case scenario.

It can be helpful for us to consider worst-case scenarios so that we can weigh risks and actively prevent disaster. But when we believe these stressful thoughts, we tend to react emotionally as though the worst case is already happening in real life, rather than just in our heads. We grieve for things that we haven’t actually lost, and react to events that are not actually happening. This makes us feel threatened, afraid, and unsafe when we are simply alone with our thoughts.

Our negativity bias can also set us up for failure. Expectations can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. When we expect the worst, we often feel too afraid or close-minded to seize opportunities or respond to challenges with creativity and grit.

Instead of buying into every stressful thought, we can actively imagine the best possible scenario. We can find silver linings to replace ruminations. This counters our natural tendency to overestimate risks and negative consequences.

5. Pay attention

The opposite of uncertainty is not a certainty; it’s presence. Instead of imagining a scary and unknown future, we can bring our attention to our breath. From there, we can check in with ourselves. Every time we wash our hands, for example, we could ask ourselves: How are you doing right now?

Notice what emotions you are feeling, and wherein your body you feel those emotions. Bring curiosity and acceptance to your experience (see #1).

Even when it feels like everything is out of our control, we can still control what we pay attention to. We can turn off our alerts to keep the news or social media from hijacking our awareness. We can drop our ruminations and negative fantasies by attending to what’s actually happening in our inner world, right now, here in the present.

Attending to what is happening within us at any given moment keeps a crappy external reality from determining our inner truth. It allows us to cultivate calm, open-mindedness, and non-reactivity.

6. Stop looking for someone to rescue you

When we act as though we are powerless, we get trapped in narratives that leave us feeling angry, helpless, and trapped. And we start hoping other people will save us from our misery.

Although it can feel good when others dote on us, most rescuers don’t really help. Our friends might want to save us—because helping others makes people feel good—and their intentions may be noble. But rescuers tend to be better enablers than saviors. If we stay stuck, they get to keep their role as our hero, or they get to distract themselves from their own problems.

Rescuers tend to give us permission to avoid taking responsibility for our own lives. On the other hand, emotionally supportive friends (or therapists) see us as capable of solving our own problems. They ask questions that help us focus on what we do want instead of what we don’t.

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is”

―John Allen Paulos, mathematician

In short: To best cope with uncertainty, we need to stop complaining. When we drop our fixation on the problem, we can focus on the outcomes we desire. How can we make the best of this mess? What can we gain in this situation? 

When we take responsibility for our lives, we trade the false power of victimhood for the real power that comes from creating the life we want.

7. Find meaning in the chaos

Social psychologists define meaning, as it applies to our lives, as “an intellectual and emotional assessment of the degree to which we feel our lives have purpose, value, and impact.” We, humans, are best motivated by our significance to other people. We’ll work harder and longer and better—and feel happier about the work we are doing—when we know that someone else is benefiting from our efforts.

For example, teens who provide tangible, emotional, or informational support to people in crises tend to feel more strongly connected to their community. Research shows that we feel good when we stop thinking about ourselves so much and support others.

When we see something that needs improvement, our next step is to recognize what we personally can do to be a part of the solution. What skills and talents (or even just interests) can we bring to the issue? What really matters to us, and how can we be of service?

Meaning and purpose are wellsprings of hope. When the world feels scary or uncertain, knowing what meaning we have for others and feeling a sense of purpose can ground us better than anything else.

So, don’t just wait for this ordeal to be over. Don’t be resigned to your misery while we wait for a vaccine. What have you always wanted to do? What outcome are you hoping for? How can you make a real-life in this? Live that life.

Reference: {https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_ways_to_cope_with_uncertainty}

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Pilates for Runners

Most runners understand the importance of a strong core, which improves your efficiency and helps you maintain proper form as you fatigue. And yet, many runners only work the surface core muscles, which can make it difficult to improve or open themselves up to injury. Read more to learn how Pilates can improve your running performance – and your performance in all you do. We have a huge class variety and new client specials going on now!

You may run with your legs, but your core plays a critical role getting you to the finish line.

Most runners understand the importance of a strong core, which improves your efficiency and helps you maintain proper form as you fatigue. And yet, many runners only work the surface core muscles, which can make it difficult to improve or open themselves up to injury.

Pilates-specific routines are designed to go beyond the surface muscles. And if done correctly, may give you the biggest bang for your buck.

It wasn’t until post-surgery rehabilitation that professional marathoner Renee Metivier Baillie discovered the power of Pilates.

Metivier Baillie, an 11-time NCAA All-American, and NCAA indoor 3,000-meter champion had lofty goals for the next stage of her career. But she wasn’t reaching them, due in large part to an ongoing Achilles injury that interrupted her training.

Frustrated, in 2011 she underwent surgery to repair the issue. During rehabilitation, Metivier Baillie discovered her weaknesses extended beyond her Achilles. The root of her problems came from the shift in her gait from the hips down, caused by the compensation during years of Achilles pain.

Metivier Baillie thought had a strong core and was muscularly sound; she spent hours doing ancillary work. It wasn’t until she began working with Pat Guyton for Pilates-specific exercises that she discovered hours of work wasn’t doing the job of a targeted, abbreviated session.

“I always thought I had a strong core, but I noticed immediately that these [Pilates] exercises were much more challenging than normal core work,” Metivier Baillie says. “I realized I had only been working the surface muscles, and I needed to get deeper.”

Committed to her new Pilates routine, Metivier Baillie went on to run the 2012 Chicago Marathon in 2:27:17; her marathon debut ranks as fifth fastest for an American woman.

“My hips are stronger and more aligned when I’m running, which can make a big difference in the efficiency of your stride,” Metivier Baillie says. “This was especially important as I transitioned from a 5,000-meter runner into a marathoner, and I believe this [Pilates] training was one of the reasons I handled the increased distance so well.”

Pilates requires precision and control. Making each move count means fewer repetitions and more rewards. Prior to adopting her Pilates routine, Metivier Baillie spent hours doing core work, assuming she had her bases covered. She was wrong. Cutting down from hours of core exercises to just 10- to 15-minute sessions 2 to 3 times per week, Metivier Baillie is stronger and finally past her vicious cycle of injuries.

“It takes more than strong legs and lungs to be a good runner,” Metivier Baillie says. “Having a strong center is essential for balance, flexibility, breathing, and endurance.”

The key to Pilates work is to maintain full focus for those 15 minutes. Doing more sloppy repetitions will do more harm than good. You may leave a session feeling like you could have done more; hours later you’ll feel the soreness in those deep core muscles. Do the prescribed exercises to the best of your ability. If you’re new to Pilates and have trouble keeping correct form, it’s better to do only as many reps as you can do perfectly. Wait until you improve before finishing the entire set.

There are six interrelated tenets of Pilates: precision, control, centering, concentration, breathing, and flow. Centering refers to the very core you are building up, concentration means staying both mentally and physically engaged for each repetition, breathing is important to keep steady throughout and flow refers to being fluid through each movement and exercise.

Both the exercises and tenets of Pilates translate to running. Like Pilates, running uses your body as an interconnected machine, with every muscle group working together. Injuries occur when a particular muscle group is weak or is not in sync with the others, causing the rest of the machine to make compensations elsewhere.

Next time you’re searching for a great core workout, try Pilates. You’ll become stronger, run more efficiently and reduce injuries.

Reference: {https://www.active.com/running/articles/pilates-for-runners}

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I Tried Pilates For 8 Weeks And This Is What Happened.

After twisting my ankle at the end of a particularly grueling workout, I became determined to improve my flexibility and coordination. The reason for my clumsy accident was a mixture of having the balance of a baby giraffe and leg fatigue from heavyweights, and something needed to change.

Following thorough research, I decided to try something new, so I opted for bi-weekly reformer Pilates classes at Bootcamp Pilates in Fulham. After just eight weeks I definitely felt more balanced, but I also noticed several other key improvements with my body and how I felt mentally. Here is how Pilates transformed my body, and my mind:

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise similar to yoga, involving a series of movements that concentrates on core strength, posture, balance, and flexibility. Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected, and practicing Pilates has been proven to improve overall wellbeing as well as general fitness.

What are the Benefits of Pilates?

Practicing Pilates on a regular basis provides plenty of well-rounded benefits. ‘The beauty of Pilates is that anyone, at any age can get started. Through the controlled and progressive movements you can totally reshape your body,’ explains Mahal. ‘I love that it employs a rounded technique for both men and women.’

‘One important factor to remember is that strength is not bulk,’ she adds. ‘It is easy to get confused between the two since a lot of people nowadays lift heavyweights in the gym. Pilates makes you stop and think about what you are doing. By focusing the mind, regulating your breathing and making use of internal resistance it is an extremely powerful way to tone the body.’

Here are the four ways Pilates changed my body (and my mind) for the better:

1.Pilates and Balance

My balance in adulthood has been entirely questionable. After only a few weeks of Pilates, I noticed improvements in how I performed in other gym sessions when doing exercises, such as lunges and single-leg bodyweight exercises – movements that had previously left me feeling wobbly.

I also noticed greater stability overall and felt better equipped to do some of my one-legged rehab exercises for my ankle. More obviously, I was able to advance to more complex moves on the Pilates reformer as the weeks progressed, which required a lot more balance and coordination.

‘Pilates exercises require more thought than other workouts that rely on the only repetition, which, of course, has the added benefit of keeping the mind active and alert,’ explains Mahal. ‘You don’t just have to learn a series of movements; you must also learn the concept. For example, standing on one leg with your eyes open and then with closed eyes requires a lot of balance. But with slow movements of the limbs, while maintaining a strong core, your balance will quickly improve.

‘Some exercises within Pilates are more complex because they are based upon the introduction of a more complicated concept than simple physical movement,’ she adds. ‘This is because Pilates reintroduces the mind to the body. Coordination is key to the way the exercises flow and it concentrates on working the body as a whole instead of individual parts.’

2. Pilates and Core Strength

Before long I was able to hold the plank and other core exercises for longer and with better form, and noticed improved definition with my stomach muscles. At work, I noticed my posture at my desk improved and I became more conscious of my core muscles on a day-to-day basis.

But how does Pilates help with core strength? ‘Firstly, it is important to understand what core strength is,’ explains Mahal. ‘Many people assume we are talking about rectus abdominals (abs) however, it involves additional muscles also.’

Understanding local and global muscles

The definition of core stability is the ability to maintain correct spine alignment/shoulder girdle position and pelvic position while moving the limbs. Core muscles can roughly be divided into two groups: local and global. As a general rule, surface muscles are responsible for large powerful movements and are referred to as global muscles.

‘Muscles that lie deeper in the body, closer to the vertebral column, usually have more subtle functions which stabilize the body,’ says Mahal. ‘These are referred to as local or stabilizer muscles. They are responsible for making small adjustments to the alignment of the spine.’

‘Many Pilates movements require you to hold your torso in place while moving your limbs in different directions,’ she adds. ‘This, therefore, challenges your body with balance, stability, and flexibility. In time, this will strengthen your core and will streamline your body.

‘During the aging process, our bodies have a tendency to become stiff and inflexible. In the tail, this creates a poorly aligned body, which causes a stiff neck, headaches and back pain. Pilates works on your joints and mobilizes your spine which can prevent problems such as tight hamstrings, bent knees, rounded shoulders, and forward-pointing neck.’

3. Pilates and Flexibility

Another notable benefit after just eight weeks of Pilates was that I felt my mobility and flexibility improve. I was able to settle in deeper to stretches and my increased range of motion in different exercises was noticeable after just two months. I particularly felt it in my hip flexors. Regardless of flexibility, it felt good to stretch out after a long day sat at a desk.

So how does this work? ‘Pilates focusses on lengthening and expanding the muscles, instead of bunching them up. This, therefore, allows them to become longer and leaner,’ says Mahal. ‘You will feel taller and will become longer and leaner. The exercises within Pilates are dynamic stretches, which means they are active movements.

‘A muscle is stretched but is not held in the end position, and this is usually done through movement. By using this technique of stretching this will increase your range of movement. Having good overall flexibility will prevent injury, improve your posture and overall health.’

4. Pilates and Mental Health

Various studies support the notion that exercise can benefit mental health and, for me, Pilates has been no exception. I found the focus on breathing incredibly calming and the classes worked well at setting me up for the day – or ending the day on a high and a deep stretch.

‘Breathing performed in yoga and Pilates has been shown to cause a reduction in stress and blood pressure,’ explains Mahal. ‘Deep breathing also encourages correct blood flow and helps with sleep.

‘Pilates can improve your mood as physical activity causes endorphins to be released and causes a positive feeling in the body. Some scientists believe that being active can enhance wellbeing as it brings about a sense of better self-confidence, self-control and the ability to rise to a challenge.’ What more excuses do you need to hit the mat?


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Reference: {https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/fitness/a28692/pilates-benefits/}


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