Are you a Pilates enthusiast looking to cut down on the cost of regular classes? Putting together your own home setup is the solution!
Of course, to benefit from a home studio, you’ll need to invest in a few reliable workout tools and a great Pilates reformer. With all the workout equipment you need at your fingertips, you should be able to achieve a studio-level workout… right?
When it comes to at-home Pilates, a home studio is only half the story. Comprehensive instruction is the key to an effective workout. Unfortunately, we can’t all hire our own personal instructors — but with the right workout app, you don’t have to. There are plenty of available fitness apps that can give you all the instruction you need to pull off the perfect workout and see real results. Here are some of today’s best Pilates apps. Try a few of them and find one that works for you!
Many consider Pilates Anytime as the best of the best of Pilates mobile apps and websites. For only $18 USD a month, you gain access to over 3,400 instructional videos. You can find workout videos that fit your level of expertise and your preferred workout duration. You can even choose your preferred instructors! Videos are also grouped to match your available Pilates equipment, from mat to Pilates chair, reformer, and Cadillac exercises. You can view workouts anywhere, from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, to your television, via Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast.
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Similar to Pilates Anytime, Pilatesology is a platform that offers instructional videos taught by experts, for a monthly fee of $20, or an annual fee of $179. Pilatesology has 1400 videos, which can be downloaded for offline viewing. Users can also make selections between reformer-based and mat workouts. This app can also be used via your phone, tablet, computer, or TV. Classes range from beginner to expert.
Club Pilates is the perfect app for anyone looking to build a stable foundation for the practice. This app focuses on practitioners with reformers. Club Pilates is a studio first, so it caters more to practitioners that attend classes at the Club’s studios. If you’re not a Club Pilates member, you won’t need the class scheduling component. Still, the customizable workouts are popular among app users, and reviewers find the app’s goal center motivating. The app is free to download, so give it a try!
FITTBE Pilates is an app created by Kira Elste, a fitness instructor and Pilates enthusiast who created a blog site of the same name. This app is designed as a multifaceted virtual health coach that offers Kira’s video challenges, as well as healthy recipes and other great self-care solutions. Kira’s workouts come in a range of durations and body focuses. However, most of these workouts are mat-based, and you might not find benefit if you’re looking for a more reformer-oriented experience. Users can pay for monthly memberships, which cost $11.99. Annual memberships cost $83.99, though this will save you money if you stay dedicated to using the app.
5 Minute Pilates
5 Minute Pilates is the most straightforward app on this list — but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value! It delivers precisely what the title promises: a list of Pilates exercises and workouts that you can complete in five minutes. Users don’t require any equipment. All you need is a mat. Practitioners with more experience could make the necessary alterations to convert their mat workouts to reformer ones, although it may be less time consuming to use a reformer-oriented app. Users love this app for its clear instructions and 3D animations, which make learning new moves easy for beginners.
Give these workout apps a try! You’re bound to find a favorite that you’ll use for all of your home workouts. In need of equipment first? Head to Pilates Direct for the best selection of reformers and other Pilates essentials.
Published on Elephantjournal.com 5/14/2020: Here Are Some Apps That Offer the Best Pilates Workouts
Giulia Ramsey is an avid advanced Reformer Pilates practitioner who has studied in Germany and the U.S. Her fitness mantra is the Joseph Pilates quote, “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” Giulia is CMO of Pilates Direct, the authorized North America distributor for STOTT Pilates, Peak Pilates, Elina Pilates, and BASI Systems Pilates equipment and reformers.