Discover the top tips from Your Reformer to enhance your Pilates practice and maximise every session.
Consistency is the key to any Pilates or fitness journey. Whether you can complete 1, 2 or 5 classes per week, sticking to an achievable routine allows Pilates to become a part of your lifestyle and naturally track your success.
Catching some zzzz's is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It can increase focus, mood, muscle recovery and boost energy levels. Establish a nightly routine that promotes quality sleep by incorporating activities such as minimizing screen usage, indulging in a comforting cup of herbal tea, enjoying a relaxing bath, or immersing yourself in a captivating book. Embrace these practices to optimize your chances of experiencing the rejuvenating advantages of a restful night's sleep.
Fuel your body
Optimizing your nutrition can supply your body with the necessary fuel and essential nutrients to maximize the benefits of each Pilates session. By nourishing your body appropriately, you can enhance your energy levels, support muscle development, sharpen your mental focus, and aid in efficient post-workout recovery. Our new FREE Glowing Skin E-Book, found in the Mindful in May challenge within our OnDemand App, offers some great recipe options that your gut (and skin) will love you for.
Focus on technique & challenge yourself
Our experienced team of Instructors are always providing tips in our classes to help you improve technique and get the most out of each exercise.Taking a moment to connect with your body and establishing a clear intention for your class can be immensely beneficial in understanding your current state. Recognize that each day, your body may have unique needs and desires, and by acknowledging them, you can tailor your Pilates practice accordingly. Challenge yourself by taking progressions when you’re feeling up for it, and focus on technique on days with a little less energy – doing a simple exercise well can be more effective than a progression at times!
Building connections with others who share your passion can provide support, inspiration, and a sense of community, helping you stay on track and fully engaged in your Pilates journey. The YR community is a great place to start, whether it be through the YR social platforms, commenting on a great class through the YR app, or completing a YR challenge with a friend to keep you both accountable! All of our previous challenges are available to have a go at any point, so if you're feeling stuck or need some inspiration, they are the perfect tool to use!