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Pilates at Equinox Toronto

If you follow me on Instagram then you got a little sneak peek into last night’s workout. I was fortunate enough to head over to Equinox in Toronto for a private Pilates session and man did my butt get beat! I’ve tried Pilates in the past but never one-on-one with a reformer and other studio equipment. It was amazing to test out a new style of working out and I am confident that Pilates will now be in my regular rotation of exercise.

Why is that, you might ask? Well because after just one session I can tell that I was engaging muscles I haven’t touched based with in a while and it was a great shake up to my otherwise usual work out routine. Sometimes our muscle memory gets a tad too sharp and it is nice to shock the system once in a while. It was also great to select a new fitness avenue via the Equinox app (available for members globally), which features this fun Make Me section. I can actually change up my routine based on my mood at the time (think Songza concierge for fitness) and I’m looking forward to tapping in to more frequently.

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During last night’s workout, and to share with y’all, I was lucky enough to have Erin, my lovely personal instructor, film a few of the exercises. If you’re curious about Pilates, this will give you an idea of the variety Pilates incorporates but also a few exercises you can try on your own with or without the machines.

The first two exercises you can try out on the ground with a gliding disk but please be sure to watch the videos and listen to Erin’s tips before trying anything on your own! It’s also recommended that you test this out with a trained professional prior to starting any regime at home. The Equinox app has a ton of tips and you can access the studio’s website with really informative articles to help you choose the best workouts possible.

Not trying to lecture anyone, I have faith in all of you hoping to amp up your work out routine! Just a few notes from me, as I feel a lot more comfortable knowing I was shown the proper techniques and am excited to keep up the hard work.

Despite summer coming to an end, I still want to look and feel my best and there’s not doubt in my mind that Pilates will be a welcomed addition to achieving those goals!
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Finally my last and best tip for working out: ALWAYS STAY HYDRATED!

What are your favorite workout styles? Leave a comment and let me know!

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