Yoga and Pilates are the ideal forms of exercise to build a better body and mind. Not only do Pilates have a great impact on your body, but also help you to alleviate the stress that we accumulate on a daily basis. These forms of exercise have steadily grown in popularity across the globe and are currently practiced by millions of people. McSport offers a wide variety of equipment to enhance your workout, from quality Pilates mats
to resistance bands and Pilates balls. Some of the manoeuvres can be quite daunting for the beginner, but the trick is to continue pushing yourself without biting off more than you can chew.
McSport has compiled a list of some basic tips for beginners who want to take up Pilates:
• Find a teacher: Finding a professional instructor can make the world of difference. It is always a good idea to train with an experienced instructor to start so that you have a decent foundation to work off. Once you have perfected the basics, then you can continue on your own if you wish.
• Be honest: You might think that you would easily be capable of performing more advanced moves, but be realistic about your capabilities and body strength. Set yourself achievable goals and work toward them.
• Stick to your routine: A combination of patience and hard work will allow you to achieve exactly what you want from Pilates. Making time to do your routine also allows you to tune out from the outside world for a while and enjoy some personal quiet time to gather yourself and get rid of stress.
• Take time and set the atmosphere: It is important to take as much time as you can when working through your routine. Also ensure that you select the appropriate music if you want to play something during your routine (not something heavy and fast). The idea is to listen to the rhythm of your body and work with your breathing.
McSport has everything you could possibly need to enjoy Yoga and Pilates
on a daily basis.