Pilates - Only For The Rich & Famous?
Jan 26, 2020
Recently one of my clients of 10 years was running late for her session as she dealt with an urgent phone call from her brother about a family issue. Finally, she told him she really had to go as she should have been at Pilates 10 minutes ago. "Pilates?!" he said "Isn't that only for the rich and famous!? "
"No! Definitely not!" she said. It was so funny to hear her say that, as this was a commonly held belief several years ago and after some quick checks, a myth that is alive and well. So why does Pilates have this reputation, and how much truth is in this belief? Here are some of the reasons why the Pilates method of exercise came to be associated with the celebrity lifestyle and why it was originally designed for everyday people to enjoy its life-changing benefits.
Which Celebrities Practice Pilates?
The list of well-known people who are adopting a Pilates lifestyle is continually growing and recently in the media, we have seen images of Adele's dramatic body transformation. Among other modalities, Pilates has been credited to have played an important role in the singer's new regime and as someone who wasn't a fan of exercise, something that she has evidently found to be a user-friendly way of maintaining her fitness. Jennifer Aniston, Miranda Kerr and Lady Gaga are all reportedly devotees. In the sports world, Tiger Woods, Andy Murray and Lebron James practice Pilates while David Beckham is said to do a 1 hour Pilates session daily to maintain his peak form.
Why Do Celebrities Choose Pilates?
One of the features of Pilates is that it can so easily be tailored to each person's individual fitness requirements and goals which makes it just as useful for a world number one tennis player as it is for an actor preparing for a role in a feature film. Pilates is just as effective for strengthening and toning the inner muscles of the core or the abdominals as it is for strengthening and toning the outer muscles. For this reason, it is popular with models who want a lean, toned look as opposed to a bulky look that can sometimes result from gym training. Pilates is also a secret weapon for some elite sportspeople who practice Pilates to gain the edge on their competitors but want this information to be kept confidential and I have personally taught athletes where this has been the case. After all, in the world of competitive sport if you were onto something that allowed you to perform streets ahead of your competitors, that they hadn't discovered yet, would you really want to tell them what it was?
Where does that leave the rest of us?
Fortunately, the life-changing transformations experienced by celebrities through Pilates are readily available to all of us provided you have a good Pilates Instructor and you are committed to putting in the effort towards achieving your goals. Joseph Pilates created his unique method of exercise for everyone and it was his dream that it was practiced in every country around the world. The media has shown us evidence of the amazing results celebrities have achieved through Pilates, but what we don't see is the tens of thousands of everyday people around the world who have also transformed their lives through Pilates, just as Joseph Pilates intended. Never before in history has high-quality Pilates tuition been so affordable and accessible to everyone in such a variety of ways including both physical and online options. If you want to take classes in the privacy of your own home and progress at a rate that suits you, sign up now for a free 10-day trial of my site
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