Pilates gets a whole lot hotter!

Pilates gets a whole lot hotter!

Want to get fit to the very core? It’s all heating up with Harlow’s new Hot Pilates classes; the hottest way to tone up in Brisbane.

By Candice Jackson | 12th January 2015

Images: Harlow Hot Pilates & Yoga Hot Pilates instructor Adriana Solorzano

Harlow Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates in Brisbane have just turned up the heat on traditional Pilates and by adding the Far Infra-red heat to their NEW Pilates classes, participants can receive a total body workout that provides better posture and toned muscles quicker than regular Pilates. Are yoga's sun salutations, downward dog and cobra poses not for you? Choose to stretch, sculpt and evolve at Harlow’s new Hot Pilates class that will have you looking and feeling fit from the very core.

Before you get started here are just some of the common misconceptions held about Pilates:

Pilates is basically the same as yoga – FALSE
Pilates is intended for women only – FALSE
Pilates is only for the ‘fit’ or ‘flexible’ - FALSE

So what is Pilates?

Pilates, unlike yoga, is not a spiritual practice and instead of static stretches and poses that are used within yoga, Pilates is based upon dynamic stretches that challenge the individual to move their limbs in unstable postures and positions, improving their abdominal control, breathing technique and posture.

Pilates was created for all genders and fitness levels, as it lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion to improve flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness.

Each of Pilates’ 500 exercises have been inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet, with every exercise requiring intense concentration and having a prescribed placement, rhythm and breathing pattern.

So what happens when you turn up the heat?

Pilates already provides an abundance of health benefits to its participants, including improved flexibility, stress management and relaxation, increased body awareness and concentration, increased lung capacity and improved muscular control, strength and tone, to name a few.

However, by adding Far-Infra red heat to the mix Harlow’s Hot Pilates classes are packed with even more health benefits to achieve that ‘fit to the core’ look and feel.

Using their own weight as resistance in the 60 minute full body workout, participants will keep burning calories long after the class is over, as the heat boosts metabolism so you can get faster results.

Exposure to Far Infra-red heat also helps put participants in the fat burning zone quicker, which means you get the most out of every minute of Harlow’s classes, with exposure also reducing recovery time too.

Not only does it affect your workout effectiveness, the Far Infra-red heat also stimulates the sweat glands to detoxify the body and has been linked to reducing visible cellulite.

Trial Harlow’s Hot Pilates classes in Brisbane with one of their trained Hot Pilates instructors, including Adriana Solorzano(pictured), now by claiming a FREE PASS here

Always consult your doctor before embarking on any new fitness program, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or have not exercised in a long time.

Harlow Hot Pilates & Yoga
4/5 Byres St, Newstead & 25 Finchley St, Milton
P 07 3145 0060  www.harlowyoga.com.au

Please note that this post has been sponsored. However, all opinions expressed by the writer are genuine and in their own words.

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Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.