Hi guys, hopefully y’all are having an amazing week! This past Sunday I had the opportunity to visit another Pilates studio, Beyond Studios Frisco is a cute and compact studio located in Legacy Drive in Frisco.
I decided to give Pilates another go since I loved my previous experience in Sessions Pilates, but man had I forgotten how much they make you work your muscles! I’ve been sore for days!!
I arrived to Beyond Studios Frisco for the first class of the day on Sunday, I got greeted by my instructor Sam and she was AMAZING! She was super upbeat and demonstrated the exercises on the machine so that we could get our form right; this was a major plus for me since last time I had a hard time getting the correct form on the machine.
The class was a total of 50 minutes and it was non-stop. At the beginning we had a warm up, preparing our leg muscles for the workout ahead, we mostly did squats and pulses. 5 minutes into the warm up and I can tell you my thighs were ON FIRE!!
The first 30 minutes or so of the routine we worked our legs, we did extended lunges, pulses and squats. The variation of each exercise is hard to put into words since we worked mostly on the machine. After legs we targeted arms and chest by incorporating resistance bands, each move has to be calculated and control is everything for this workout to be effective; this means you don’t really have to go fast and try to get a lot of repetitions in, slow and steady is the way to go!
For the last 10 minutes or so we worked on our core, and let me tell ya’ by that time I was trembling like a leaf!! Again, controlled movements are everything when executing any Pilates workout, there is a lot of balancing involved!
At the of the class we did have an instructor led cool-down, I feel like this is imperative! Even with the cool-down my muscles are sore, but it feels amazing!
As a recap, my second experience with Pilates was a total success! I love that Beyond Studios Frisco has a small and intimate feel, everyone in class was engaged and the instructor was great! I am definitely a fan of Pilates and will continue to incorporate these classes in my journey.
Again, Pilates is a workout for those who are looking to tone, although you WILL sweat during your session it really isn’t cardio so it will not help you gain much resistance.
I absolutely recommend checking out Beyond Studios if you’re looking to try out Pilates, I know they have many locations and they offer great deals for first-timers.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment below if you have tried Pilates and what is your favorite studio!
Until next time!!