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When starting a new fitness or wellness routine, students are often extremely focused on the results—why would they do it if there was no measurable benefit? Fast results are the driving force behind many cardio exercise trends—you go fast, burn calories quickly, and see results in a few weeks. Conversely, some fitness practitioners may focus […]

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Is Pilates a Good Workout?

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If you’re a Boulder-area resident looking to switch up your fitness routine, you may be considering a Pilates class. If there’s anything holding you back, it’s likely the idea that this is an “easy” or ineffective workout. After all—how could breathing, stretching, and pulsing compare to the adrenaline-boosting experience of rock climbing, skiing, or hiking? […]

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History of Pilates

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Pilates is more recent an exercise form than you might expect. It was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, which originally named his method “Contrology.” A German-born emigre to Britain (and then to America), he created the form of exercise to incorporate low-impact conditioning and equipment, which he called apparatus. Joseph Pilates […]

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