At Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, men and women of all levels are welcome to participate in activities of all intensities for a healthier lifestyle. In addition to offering the best kickboxing classes in Camden County, Kennedy Fitness also offers several forms of low-intensity workouts, including aquatics, group yoga, and spin/cycle classes. 

Another low-intensity workout offered at Kennedy Fitness is group Pilates Reformer. Like other low-intensity classes, the fact that this is low-intensity doesn’t mean you won’t work up a sweat or feel the burn associated with vigorous exercise.

On the other hand, Pilates Reformer is distinct from mat Pilates in that utilizes tools and machines that are crafted to hone and build your muscle strength. As a result, Pilates Reformer often delivers more toned muscles and faster results than mat Pilates

Group Pilates Reformer fitness classes offer multiple health benefits, and might be just the type of workout you’ve been looking for.

Pilates Has Nearly A Century of Success Behind It

This type of exercise got its name from its originator, Joseph Pilates, who got the idea during his time in an internment camp during World War I and then developed it throughout the 1920s. Since then, it has been used by dancers, athletes, and members of other professions who need to stay in peak physical condition to perform at their best.

How Can It Help You Do That?

Pilates is designed to strengthen and stretch muscles while also relaxing the mind. The exercises focus on the area around the body’s center of gravity, which Mr. Pilates liked to call the “girdle of strength.”

Exercises start by working on the muscles deep in the body:

  • Diaphragm
  • Pelvis
  • Lower back
  • Buttocks

Then, Pilates exercises work from the inside out to reach muscles closer to the surface:

  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Upper back
  • Extremities

Regular Pilates workouts will change your body for the better:

Compacted Muscles

Unlike similar exercises, Pilates Reformer doesn’t bulk up muscles; instead, it makes them slimmer. This might not make you look as physically imposing, but you will have better balance thanks to the increase in strength in your back and legs. You’ll also be less prone to injury, thanks to improvements in strength and flexibility. 

Better Breathing

An essential component of Pilates is breathing; in order to improve the circulation of oxygen throughout the body. 

After Pilates Reformer training, you’ll look and feel healthier and more relaxed. To start enjoying these benefits for yourself, or to learn more about our kickboxing classes in Mt Laurel, give our team at Kennedy Fitness a call today!