Pilates

Pilates Classes In Houston

The Hardcore Pilates method is like no other workout! Our sport-specific movements focus on high-intensity and endurance training for a full-body workout! We fuse the old traditional method of Pilates with our own contemporary style to tone and strengthen smaller muscles groups, and will leave you sweaty and ready for more!

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a style of workout also known as reformer, low impact, contrology, functional movement, strength, and conditioning. Pilates has different styles such as traditional pilates, contemporary (modern) pilates. We utilize contemporary pilates.

The Hardcore Pilates method is like no other workout! Our sport-specific movements focus on high-intensity and endurance training for a full-body workout! We fuse the old traditional method of Pilates with our own contemporary style to tone and strengthen smaller muscles groups, and will leave you sweaty and ready for more!

Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of ability and fitness. If you do have any health concerns or injuries, seek advice from a GP before starting a program. If you are beginner and never have been on the reformer we recommend attending the beginner class or booking a 1:1 consultation to learn the reformer and pilates foundation.

Your muscles that benefit from Pilates

  • Internal and external obliques
  • Teres minor and major (under the shoulder)
  • Inner thighs (hip adductors)
  • Glutes
  • Stabilizer muscles
  • Iliopsoas (around pelvis to lumbar region of spine)
  • Transversus abdominis (deep core)
  • Rectus abdominis (abs)
  • Multifidus (deep back muscles around the spine)
  • Erector spine (each side of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical sections of the spine)

Experience Pilates

Equipment Used
At Hardcore Fitness, we use a pilates reformer, ankle weights, weighted balls, dowels, magic circles, hand weights, versa climber, trampolines, booty bands, and kettlebells in our workouts to really enhance the level of movement and strength training. In our outdoor bootcamp class, we use ropes, sleds, bands, slam balls, and mats.

Class Duration
Our classes are 50 minutes long which includes a warm up and cool down/stretch.

Class Occupancy

  • 8 pilates
  • 12 circuit
  • 8 bootcamp
  • 8 bouncelates

Background Music
We play different kinds of music depending on the style of class. You may hear any of the following:

  • meditation – zen
  • hip hop
  • dance
  • pop/ hit music/ remix
  • old school
  • variety of music
  • Christian influence

What to Wear to Pilates
Gym attire is just fine, you may prefer sticky socks for reformer use, tennis shoes for versa climber, trampoline, and Bootcamp.

Benefits of Hardcore Pilates

No excess pressure
Exercise the body without putting excess pressure on feet and legs, engaging your core at all times!

Balance and posture
Our classes will help you improve your balance and posture while on the reformer

Reduce body fat
Reduce body fat and increases muscle to fat ratio

Work numerous muscle groups
Pilates works multiple muscles in your body with excessive strain on joints

Learn More From Our Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Pilates?

The Hardcore Pilates method is like no other workout! Our sport-specific movements focus on high-intensity and endurance training for a full-body workout! We fuse the old traditional method of Pilates with our own contemporary style to tone and strengthen smaller muscles groups, and will leave you sweaty and ready for more!

Can anyone do Pilates?

Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of ability and fitness. If you do have any health concerns or injuries, seek advice from a GP before starting a program.

How much is a Pilates class?

We have per class rates, package rates, and membership rates so you can choose what works best for your fitness goals and schedule. Check them out here!

What is the Pilates class schedule?

We offer multiple classes throughout the week, 7 days a week. Check out our schedule here.

Which muscles are used in Pilates?

Internal and external obliques, teres minor and major (under the shoulder), inner thighs (hip adductors), glutes, stabilizer muscles:

Iliopsoas (around pelvis to lumbar region of spine), transversus abdominis (deep core), and rectus abdominis (abs). Multifidus (deep back muscles around the spine), and erector spine (each side of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical sections of the spine).

What equipment is used in a Pilates class?

Pilates Reformer, weighted ball, dowel rod, magic circle, and hand weights.

What should I expect to happen in a Pilates class?

Our classes are 50 minutes long with 8 people in one class at a time, each on their own reformers. Depending on the class, we play music such as meditation, hip hop, remix, old school, and Christian influence. Attire for Pilates class may include sticky socks, bare feet, or tennis shoes, and fitness/gym clothes.

Where is Hardcore Fitness located?

We are located between Upper Kirby and Montrose. 1839 Richmond Ave, 77098.

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