PilatesPosted on Dec 2nd 2009 3:15PM by Kimberly Dawn Neumann
- Cost: Ranges from $15 to $100, depending on whether you're using a DVD or taking a private class. See breakdown below.
- Time Commitment: Two to four times a week is recommended for optimal results.
- Location Limitations: Unless you're taking a class, Pilates can be practiced anywhere.
- Special Equipment Required: A mat.
- Potential Pitfalls: N/A.
- Boredom Rating: Can be high if, as there are very few distractions (such as music or scenery changes) involved in Pilates.
- Potential Injury Risk: Make sure to pay attention to proper form to avoid muscle or joint strain.
- Level of Fitness Required: N/A.
- Calories Burned (based on a 150 pound woman exercising at a moderate intensity for 30 minutes): Approximately 65 calories.
- Body Parts Worked: All, but mostly the abs and the 'core.'
- False Myths: Some may find Pilates daunting, but this workout is not just for dancers and athletes. All individuals can master the art of Pilates and reap the many benefits.