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3 Different Kinds of Pilates Studios You Can Try in Metro Manila

3 Different Kinds of Pilates Classes You Can Try in Metro Manila

The benefits of Pilates have been tried and tested. Feel the difference for yourself at one of these studios in Metro Manila.

Pilates is one of the most popular forms of fitness nowadays, and it’s easy to see why. You can get a lot of benefits from practicing Pilates regularly. It builds core strength (if you’ve ever taken a class, you know it burns like crazy), it can help improve your posture, it promotes mobility and flexibility, and it can even help prevent injuries.

It’s no wonder why Pilates has become so popular among people of all ages and is even a method of cross-training for high-performing athletes (pros like Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, and Cristiano Ronaldo have reaped the benefits of the practice).

But you need to put in the work to truly feel the difference. Here are three different kinds of Pilates classes you can try around Metro Manila.

Private Sessions – Tru Pilates
(Photo credit: Tru Pilates on Instagram)

While Pilates has become increasingly popular over the last few years, newbies to the practice shouldn’t be fooled — Pilates challenges the entire body and requires good form. With this, it’s recommended for beginners to start off with private classes where an instructor can focus on helping you hit the right marks.

Luckily, several Pilates studios in Metro Manila offer private classes. One of them is Tru Pilates, located in Greenhills, San Juan.

Tru Pilates is the Philippines’ pioneer and only certified studio for integrated STOTT Pilates, which also makes it one of the most unique around Manila. And by booking a private class with their studio, you can be sure that you’ll be well-guided in building a foundation for your Pilates journey.

Group Classes – Paragon Pilates
(Photo credit: Paragon Pilates on Facebook)

If you’re the type of person who gets motivated by finishing a workout alongside other people, don’t worry — most of the studios around Metro Manila offer scheduled group sessions where one instructor leads an entire class through various movements and sequences.

If this is something that applies to you, check out Paragon Pilates’ group classes. Located in the Greenhills, San Juan area, their studio is bright and homey, making the entire experience even more comfortable, even while you’re holding a pose that’s burning your core.

In addition, Paragon also offers multiple kinds of Pilates classes that cater to what you like best. They offer classes on the reformer and classes on the mat, and they also offer classes that are more power-focused. Pick your poison and sign up!

Cardio-Infused – STRONG Pilates
(Photo credit: STRONG Pilates Philippines on Instagram)

By nature, Pilates is a very slow-moving form of fitness. This is what makes it an ideal form of training, as it is low-impact, but it helps build full-body strength. But, every once in a while, we still need some cardio added to the mix.

This is what STRONG Pilates offers all in one go with their unique group classes. Set to open the doors to its first studio in Metro Manila in July, STRONG Pilates is a global brand that combines pilates and cardio. Using their signature Rowformers, a 45-minute class will take you through various strengthening sequences, while mixing in some cardio either using a stationary bike or a rower. With this, you get the best of both worlds — low-impact and high-intensity.

Banner image from STRONG Pilates on Instagram.

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