Did you know that Pilates actually got its name from its inventor, Joseph Pilates, a former gymnast and carpenter who came up with this exercise routine to help injured dancers? If you have watched Pilates workouts or used Pilates equipment before, you have probably noticed that many of the moves and even the gear are inspired by yoga. Several other movements are inspired by animals such as swans and tigers.
Pilates focuses on strengthening the core of your body, including the abdomen, obliques, and lower back. With Gaiam's complete selection of equipment for this type of exercise, you can start off on the right foot and gain the benefits of Pilates even more as you go along.
Pilates is great for increasing bodily awareness, developing strength and endurance, improving posture, enhancing coordination and balance, and gaining better control of your entire body. Some people have also attested to its effectiveness in weight-loss programs.
We offer a range of DVDs that are targeted at your specific goals, such as a set designed to help you shed off those extra pounds and one that covers a five-day routine for flattening the abs. We also have a range of equipment that can help you achieve your desired body and health condition-a toning ring kit, sculpting supplies, adjustable bands, foam rollers, and more. These valuable materials will allow you to improve your Pilates practice.
Gaiam believes in the amazing benefits of Pilates. With our collection of high-quality Pilates equipment and the Pilates workouts that you can follow in our videos, we want to show our commitment to equipping you well for a healthier lifestyle through exercise. Browse our products and pick out the most suitable ones for your needs.