Question by Jedi Girl: How long should I do my pilates work out?
I am 5’2 and weigh 127 pounds. I want to lose between 10-15pounds in time for the summer. I walk at 3 miles per hour on the treadmill for 20-40 minutes everyday and I do pilates for around 15 minutes. Should I do pilates longer?
Answer by Anne Samoilov
My advice – and it’s only advice – you should up the intensity a bit on the treadmill by increasing the incline a bit. I was told by a personal trainer that working at a slightly slower pace but steeper incline does sometimes help to burn more calories. I did notice I sweat more during those workouts. Or – do that every other day, just to change it up.
As for pilates, it depends on what exactly you are doing for pilates. Pilates is great and you can get a workout in only 15 minutes, but you have to be doing the absolute best exercises and really focusing on them. Let me know what you are doing and I can easily give you more information! Most of my pilates clients either need a variation to make their workout more challenging! Are you following a DVD or other video from the web?
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