When it comes to choosing a way to exercise, the choices are endless. From one-on-one Exercise Physiology sessions to group classes, there is something for everyone. Group classes have always been a popular format for exercise, due to their social and competitive nature, and Pilates has been dominating the group class realm for the last few years. But is Pilates the best choice when it comes to your health and wellbeing? Today, we do a deep dive into what Pilates is, and why Pilates might not be the one stop solution to your health and wellness goals. 

But first, what is Pilates? 

Pilates is an exercise modality developed in the early 1900’s by a German personal trainer by the name of Joseph Pilates. He designed various equipment to aid in the strengthening and stretching of the body, aid in body alignment and improve core strength. Today, classes traditionally are done either on the floor (i.e. Mat Pilates), or on an apparatus called a Reformer. The Reformer involves a series of springs to increase and decrease the resistance of the carriage, therefore adapting the intensity or challenge of various movements. 

Pilates is typically practised in a group format, with participants ranging from 2-20+ in number, with one instructor to guide and supervise all. While most pilates studios offer a variety of classes, at various experience levels and intensities, it lacks individualisation of sessions towards each specific person, and lacks the ability to get specific and personalised feedback from the instructors. Moreover, participating in Pilates classes requires constant booking to ensure you secure a spot and avoid missing out. This process can be frustrating, particularly when popular class times fill up quickly, leaving you unable to book your regular session.

This is a major point of difference between Pilates and Longevity Exercise Physiology.

So, how is seeing an Exercise Physiologist different? 

At Longevity, you get one Exercise Physiologist all to yourself for 60 minutes to ensure that you get the most effective exercise strategy to help you improve your lifestyle and work towards your goals. With private sessions, the focus is solely you, your goals, fitness level, and any specific needs or limitations you may have. This personalised approach allows your Exercise Physiologist to design a program that is tailored to your unique requirements, rather than applying a standard one-size-fits all approach, as what is found in group pilates classes. 

Say goodbye to booked out classes and alternating instructors, with our lifetime booking system, your session time with your Exercise Physiologist is your time for life. By providing you with a fixed time slot every week, we remove the anxiety of waiting for appointments or the worry of missing important sessions. This consistent scheduling guarantees the regularity in your exercise routine that is necessary for achieving results. We are proud to have clients who have been training at the same time each week for over a decade, showcasing not only their dedication to health but also our commitment to our clients. 

Let Longevity guide you towards the best exercise choices to suit your life and your health.Call  Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleCastle HillRandwickPymbleKingsgrove, Neutral Bay, Rhodes, Five Dock, Casey, Gungahlin and Coburg. on 1300 964 002 to start your journey to Longevity!

Written by Ashleigh Resch