I love Pilates, but running and HIIT training is my priority. How can I fit it all in?
We know prioritising the movement practice you love is key to keeping motivation high, but did you know that Pilates can actually help step up your performance in running and HIIT sessions?
Adding Pilates into your weekly routine can be of great benefit in achieving your fitness goals, as well as lowering your chance of injury.
This magical movement practice improves core strength, flexibility and mobility, working many stabilising muscles that are essential in high-impact exercise.
There are a few ways you can include both Pilates and the high-impact training you love into your weekly routine!
Incorporating Pilates post-training or post-run can also be a great way to include Pilates into your week without adding or sacrificing a session. Add a stretch or meditation set to the end of your session to soak up the benefits of Pilates, for both body and mind post-training. Our stretch classes range from 10 – 20 minutes so are an easy-add-on.
Add an active rest day
You may have heard of ‘active rest days’ in the training world, and many of you are probably already adding something into your week. Pilates is a great way to achieve active rest, providing the benefits of building strength on your non-training days, as well as lengthening, recovering and preparing for more effective sessions ahead. All while allowing your body a break from the impact of running and HIIT sessions. The YR- At Home OnDemand app includes a diverse range of class styles to choose from for this, including specific Pilates for runners classes.
Try our HIIT Hybrid classes!
Want to combine the benefits of Pilates with the higher intensity of HIIT? We also have HIIT Hybrid Pilates classes on our app that do exactly that. They'll get your heart rate up, but also include the stabilisation, core activation, and other Pilates techniques found throughout our classes.
We'd love to see how you incorporate Pilates into your running or HIIT schedules, so be sure to tag @yourreformer in your pre, post or active rest day workouts. We'll share as many as we can in our stories!