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The Pilates & Altitude Training studio

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There's A New Pilates Studio On Cunningham Road And It's Giving Us Serious #FitnessGoals

Aakanksha posted on 28 November

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You don’t really need us to tell you how good Pilates is for you. But you need us to tell you that there’s a spanking new studio on Cunningham Road, and we love it!

All About The Core

Called the Pilates Studio, this new fitness space on Cunningham Road is brought to Bangalore by Sheena Hinduja and is the brainchild of Merrithew Pilates-certified trainers Namrata Purohit and Samir Purohit. The latter two also happen to be a father-daughter duo who’ve helped actors such as Jacqueline Fernandes and Neha Dhupia, in addition to some serious sports star like Suma Shirur {yes, that ace Olympic rifle shooter}, Sushant P Karkera, the marathon runner and even Minerva Punjab, I-League footy player, Manandeep Singh. So, you know they’ve got solid cred, eh?

If you’re not very familiar with Pilates, then let us decode it a bit. A form of exercise which attempts to engage both the mind and the body, it was founded by Joseph Pilates. The idea is to strengthen agility, flexibility, strength and stamina, by focusing on breathing and muscle movement, rather than just burn calories. And the best part about Pilates is that it minimises the risks of injury to next to nothing.

Mind And Muscle

Signing up for a session at this Pilates Studio means you can use equipment such as the reformer which is great for resistance and muscle strengthening, the chair for combination exercises, as well as cadillac, ladder and barrels, based on what your trainer suggests. Since there’s less pressure on muscles, bones and joints, Pilates is also the ideal form of exercise for those with injuries. In fact, Namrata has helped people with injuries to recover through Pilates rehabilitation. So those of you plagued with injuries — knee, hip, shoulder or back, maybe give this exercise a shot. It’s also safe for expectant mum and the elderly too, so not to worry. You won’t be made to keep up with gym bunny sorts who can dance and jump to Despacito faster than you can say it.

Having tried and tested Pilates sessions here, I can tell you that it takes a while getting used to. Don’t think that you’ll be sweating in ten minutes and boom, that is the end of the workout. It’s not. They dig deeper and deeper to strengthen the core. So really, you’ve probably been doing many exercises wrong but just moving, without engaging the core. You’ll learn to really coordinate mind and muscle, so you’re stronger than you think. After all, weight loss isn’t synonymous with fitness.

Oh, they’re also going to be starting mat Pilates soon, so keep a lookout for that.

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The Pilates & Altitude Training studio

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locationCunningham Road

19/4, 1st Floor, Cunningham Road, Bengaluru

Gyms

The Pilates & Altitude Training studio

locationCunningham Road