4 Reasons To Add Yoga and Pilates In Your Workout Routine

I believe you currently have a workout routine that is working well for you. You are getting in your cardio and your weight training.

You still have some flexibility issues, and you need something to give you an option for muscles and strength training. One way to do that is to add yoga and Pilates to your workout routine. If you aren’t sure this will work for you, consider these benefits.

1. Lean Muscle

Are you doing weight training or weight lifting to bulk your muscles? At some point, you may need your muscles to be leaner because lean muscles mean flexible joints and toned muscles. Yoga and Pilates can give you that easily and is one of the main reasons people add them to their workout plan.

2. Stretching

Stretching helps relax your muscles, improve circulation and reduce stress. It also helps cut down on inflammation from other workouts. Besides, the stretching portions of yoga and Pilates are instrumental in improving your posture. You can also find that your range of motion gets better when you add yoga and Pilates’ stretching to your current workout routine.

3. Body Awareness

Increased body awareness lets you notice the existing strains in various parts of your body you would not have typically seen. You can also detect if you have increased inflammation or if you notice pain that you should not have. Body awareness is an ideal reason to add yoga and Pilates to your workout plan and routine.

4. Meditation

Yoga and Pilates also bring mindfulness and mediation to your daily workout and workout plan. There is no better way to handle stress smoothly and help work through problems and issues that you usually would not think of during your regular workout.

Recommended Abbysan Classes To Add to your workout routine:
New Moms – Core Recovery, Mat Pilates, Total Body, Spine, and Shoulder clinic.
Athletes – Athletic conditioning, Shoulder & Hip Clinic, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga.

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With half the
celebrities around the world getting their pictures taken leaving Pilates
classes, and perhaps your friends and neighbors reducing aches and pains and
becoming fit with Pilates, you might be wondering about Pilates lessons for

What’s Pilates?

“A core workout” is the
vaguest answer you will get in just one sentence. Still, surely there is more
to it, and only a professional Pilates instructor will be able to give you a
better answer.

“Excuse my technical terms in
this article, but I can’t help it. I found most individuals rarely make an
effort or want to learn more about themselves than they do about others.”

Restructure Your Core

Your Core is your entire body from
your diaphragm to your pelvic floor. Pilates can help make your abs stronger or
give you better muscular endurance in your Core. Honestly, the focus of a
Pilates class is primarily on your inner unit “powerhouse.” That
being the central focus of the Pilates programs at Abbysan Centre, it will also
serve your back, arms, legs, neck, and feet!

Rebuild muscle tone

You might know at least one
Celebrities who credit Pilates as the reason for their toned muscles. It makes
your arms lean and toned.

Maintaining the underlying tissue
quality of Gluteal muscles is your best asset. It helps in maintaining pelvic
stability, knee alignment, power in jumps, speed when running, and make your
buttock look shapely in tights, of course. Do Pilates for a more extended,
leaner muscle system making you stand taller and look slimmer!

Dancers love it

Pilates is the exercise of dancers.
Think of the bodies you see in movies or on the stage — if you want long, lean
muscles and ensure the safety of your joints, unlike the dancers; then this is
the workout for you.

Athlete and Sport’s Conditioning

Late, Mr. Joseph Pilates initially
developed the method as a rehabilitative tool. Joseph Pilates, a German
gymnast, born in 1883, who believed that poor posture goes hand-in-hand with
poor health and dedicated his life to teaching his exercise techniques. He had
a strong belief that having an awareness of breath and alignment of the spine,
we could develop the deep spinal and abdominal muscles, and reduce stress.

Clinical Pilates

* Chronic Low back pain (LBP)

* Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Diseases (COPD)

* Post Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

* Multiple sclerosis

* Lymphedema after Breast Cancer

* Spinal Deformities


  1. If you have an injury, consider
    doing a few one-on-one sessions with one of our Pilates specialists first to learn the basics. On a personal level, always remember the rule that if
    something hurts, don’t do it.
  2. Attending classes throughout
    pregnancy also significantly help and speeds up the process of getting your body back in shape after childbirth. Remember, as with any exercise, always check with your doctor first, and remember to tell your trainer that you are pregnant before commencing class.

Abbysan Studio is located at the
entrance of boat lagoon in Phuket, offering highly effective body sculpting
Pilates workouts.

Based on various studies indicate
people who practice Pilates with proper technique over time see the following

  • Improved flexibility and mobility
  • Trunk stability
  • Core and pelvic floor strength
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved posture
  • Improved coordination and athletic
    performance in some sports.

Dr. Abhishek Agrawal

As a pilates instructor, I feel
rewarded when my clients achieve their goals, be it getting pain-free or having
more ease-of-movement.

Visit the following research links for
your reference

Pilates: how does it work, and who needs it?

The Effects of Pilates Mat Exercise on the Balance Ability of Elderly Females

Effects of modified Pilates on the variability of inter-joint coordination during walking in the elderly.

Impact of Clinical Pilates Exercises on Patients Developing Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment