What Is POP Pilates? | Totes Yoga

Our NEWEST and most EXCITING fitness program is here!

I am really excited to teach this class. It is completely different to what I am used to even though I am a certified Pilates instructor and teach 5 classes a week. POP Pilates is nothing like traditional Pilates. I would say it is closer to a body conditioning class with Pilates exercises infused. It is set to upbeat, pop music and pre-choregraphed. This program is a challenge and will have you sweat and feel your DOMS afterwards. Whilst it’s a challenge, it is also described as a ‘dance on the matt’. There is an element of ballet/barre moves in some of the tracks too! I am used to teaching relatively slow exercises classes so this has taken me a while to learn how to teach effectively to others. The transitions are quick!

What is the benefit to POP Pilates?

Good question!

  • Core Strength
  • Improved Posture and Alignment
  • Stronger Muscles
  • Alleviated Back Pain
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Increased Agility
  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Body Awareness/Mind-Body Connection

How is this different to regular Pilates?

Even though it is called ‘Pilates’ this is very different to regular Pilates. It is a fusion of continuous ab-work and total body exercises, leaving no muscle unused whilst developed a very strong core. It has a rhythmic flow from one exercise to the next. It is set to upbeat POP Music so transitions can be quick with little to no break in-between. The full 55 minute version has 13 tracks each with a different focus included abs, glutes, thighs, obliques, back, upper body, cardio and flexibility training. It is very unique and originates from United States. There is very few POP Pilates classes in the UK as of yet!

Where/How Can I Do A Class?

Crowborough Leisure Centre, East Sussex now has a POP Pilates Class from this Saturday (24th November 2018) at 9:30 – 10:30. Taster or POP-UP classes may be presented in West Sussex in the new year! Details to follow…

Let me know your thoughts or if you have any questions! I am excited to bring this class for the first ever POP Pilates class in East Sussex!

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