Being Sore the Next Day
Being sore the next day just means you're challenging your muscles in new ways or working muscle groups that don't usually get much attention. Pilates works for several muscle groups. Many beginner classes will feature the same group of exercises in each class. Wear formfitting clothes—and don't forget your grip socks!
The first time you take any new fitness class can be a little intimidating. But for some reason, Pilates classes have an extra air of “avoid this if you don’t know what you’re doing.” Maybe it’s the reformer, with its straps and springs. Maybe it’s the exercise names that you’ve never heard before. (What’s this “Pilates Hundred” thing?)
If you’ve wanted to try Pilates classes but something has been holding you back, now’s your time to sign up for your first one. Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body, no matter your fitness background. You’ll improve your posture, focus on bodily alignment, and get one heck of a core workout.
Whether you're on the Cadillac, Reformer, Ladder Barrel or Wunda Chair, you can snag the same benefits.
Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work in other areas of your body as well. Expect the moves to involve slow, precise movements and breath control.