Great Pilates Boot Camps
By Stacy Copeland
, last updated January 13, 2012
Pilates is a form of low-impact, full-body conditioning known for helping you build a strong and stable core. Now that boot camps and interval training classes have found their way into gyms worldwide, you can choose to attend the Pilates version. A Pilates boot camp may involve circuit training on the Reformer machine, the Cadillac wall unit, the Arc and the chair, or it may combine Reformer exercises with cardiovascular and strength training moves. If you'd like to try it out, pay a visit to one of these great Pilates boot camps.
Floridians and beach vacationers can take advantage of the boot camp at this Tampa studio. Sessions run for 4 weeks and meet 2 times per week. Only 7 people can participate in each class, which means you'll get personal attention from the instructor. Classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, so you can schedule the days that work for you. Visit euro-pilates.com for more information.
New York City is home to a mindboggling array of exercise classes, including trainer Nicola Yvette's Pilates boot camp at the Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan. Nicola's website states that her outdoor classes, which accommodate eight students, are "core-centric with a Classical Pilates twist, barre, Vinyasa-flow yoga and cardio." The fee is $30 per class, or you can buy a 5 class card for $140 or a 10 class card for $250. Visit nicolayvette.com to register.
Gaiam Mari Winsor's Pilates Boot Camp Kit
Bring the boot camp into your living room by purchasing the Gaiam Mari Winsor's Pilates Boot Camp Kit from amazon.com. For just $15.49, you get a Pilates DVD and a pair of 1 pound hand weights. The 20 minute workout combines Pilates with resistance training and cardiovascular exercises to work your body from head to toe. Lay down a yoga mat, put on some comfortable clothes and steal a few minutes out of every day to build a lean, sculpted body at home.