Pilates + Healthy Diet = Weight Loss

Pilates + Healthy Diet = Weight Loss

Pilates is a total body workout, designed to improve your balance and coordination, teaching you how to move your whole body vs. isolated groups of muscles. If you are looking for an exercise program that will help you to lose weight, Pilates works to condition your core muscles which helps to increase your ability to burn calories.

However, doing Pilates without making changes to your eating habits will not result in significant weight loss. A Pilates “diet” for weight loss involves more than just doing the exercises. You’ll need to take a long, hard look at your diet which means eating healthy, balanced meals to control your calorie intake. An important part of this process is meal planning so that you are reducing your calorie consumption. Adding a regimen of Pilates exercise for at least 45 minutes/ day for 3-4 days per week will help to boost your calorie-burning potential. According to the a study completed in 2012 by the American Physiological Society, intense exercise intervals at Pilates classes of just 2.5 minutes can burn an added 200 calories at every workout!

A weight loss plan that works for you

Integrating Pilates into your overall strategy for losing weight works by increasing your muscle tone. The more muscle tone you have, the more calories you will be able to burn during a workout. Combining regularly-scheduled Pilates classes with several 30 minute sessions/week of a cardiovascular workout can really help you to get the weight off and to keep it off.

At Propel Pilates and Fitness, we offer a comprehensive weight loss program that will help you to achieve your weight loss as well as your fitness goals. Located in Rancho Bernardo, Propel is one of the largest and best equipped Pilates and personal training studios in North County San Diego. Our team of fully-certified instructors offer a variety of classes and private sessions for all of your fitness and weight loss needs.

As part of a plan to help you lose weight, Propel offers metabolic testing which tells you how many calories/day you need to lose weight as well as how hard you need to work out to achieve your goals. In addition, we offer online nutritional planning and counseling with a registered dietitian to help improve your diet with online meal planning. Add weekly sessions with one of our instructors and/or personal trainers, and you will be on your way to increasing your strength and stamina as well as improving your total body health.

We’re here in San Diego

If you’ve decided it’s time to do something about your weight, check out our website about the Pilates classes we offer in the San Diego area. We also offer Pilates weight loss packages for every goal and budget.

Contact us today to schedule a class or drop by our Rancho Bernardo studio to take a tour and talk to one of our staff about designing a weight loss program for you.