Looking for a new fitness regime? No matter what your fitness level or your goals, this cult-favourite workout will bring you closer to that lean, strong body. If you're not a runner, a HIIT or a weight-training enthusiast then this Bollywood favourite workout routine will be absolutely PERFECT for you! Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Malaika Arora, Sara Ali Khan, Jahnvi Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez are some of the celebrities who swear by the workout.
But before you hop right onto the bandwagon, understand what Pilates is and what are its benefits. Pilates is a mild, low-impact workout that's just as perfect for a beginner as it is for an expert. It's a great workout even for people who suffer from injuries of the spine or even the lower back. It focuses on core strength, stability, flexibility and posture. Pilates can be done on a mat on the floor or using a specialized machine referred to as a reformer.
Pilates focuses on mind-body coordination using breathing to strengthen and stabilize your core. Since most of the pilates workouts are done lying down, it's low intensity and won't shock your muscles or worsen any existing injuries. With regular practice, you can expect inch loss, muscle toning and lengthening and better flexibility, posture and composure.
Now that you're all caught up, you're probably wondering where you can get started on your journey with Pilates, right? Here are some of the best Pilates studio in Mumbai. And if you're a little starstruck, you might even spot some of the celebrities that frequent these studios!
Malaika Arora, Sara Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jahnvi Kapoor are some of the celebrities whose bodies are a testament to Namrata's success as a Pilates instructor. Namrata and Samir Purohit are the leading pilates trainers in the country and authors of the bestseller, The Lazy Girls Guide to Being Fit. Their studios are located in Santacruz, Huges Road and Andheri West
Price: Rs 2,500 per session. Rs 21,500 for 12 sessions.
Address: 303/304 Business Plaza, Gazdar Bandh Road 52, Off Khar 17th Road, Santacruz West, 400054
Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Kriti Sanon are just some of the celebrity clientele who train here. Yasmin was one of the pioneers for Pilates in India and her classes have all of Bollywood in awe. If you're around Bandra, Yasmin's studio is on Hill Road. They offer gym packages too in case you want the best of both worlds. Yasmin also has other studios in Andheri and Kemps Corner. This is one of the best Pilates studios in Mumbai you should definitely check out.
Price: Rs 1,180 Per session or Rs 10,000 for 8 sessions
Address: 101, 133 Classic Corner, Hill Road, Above Naturals, Bandra West, 400050
If you're looking for a studio in Juhu where you can work out with your buddies, head to Activ8. They have group pilates where you can form your own group. The place is frequently visited by athletes and sports professionals. They also offer altitude training.
Price: Rs 2,700 per session or Rs 22,500 for 8 sessions
Address: Sandeep Building, 5th Floor, Flat 501, Plot 52, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Juhu, Mumbai
If you're a beginner and want to get accustomed to Pilates but also want to add a little bit of Yoga into your exercise routine, Sunaina Rekhi's studios in Bandra west are ideal. They offer a combination of workouts like mat pilates and yoga to keep your mid-week and even Monday blues at bay.
Price: Rs 700 per session or Rs 6500 for 8 sessions.
Address: Yoga Gallery, Flat No. 11, 4th Floor, Plot No. 54, Sea Doll, Chembai Village, Behind St. Andrew Church, Hill Road, Bandra West, 400050
Radhika's pilates studio in Mumbai is well renowned and famous in the city. Radhika is a certified nutritionist and trainer from the Balanced Body Institute in the USA. She also happens to be Sonam Kapoor's trainer and nutritionist. She's known to travel with Sonam wherever she goes. If you're looking for a place to learn and in future, teach Pilates, head right over. You can choose between reformer and chair pilates. While Radhika personally coaches people too, you can also opt for a group personal training session here.
Price: Rs 16,520 for 8 sessions
Address: 313, Tanaya, Ground Floor, Sant Muktabai Road, Near Askara Group, Vile Parle East, 400057
Nestled into a cute bungalow by Silver beach in Juhu is a studio called The Space. The studio offers everything from Pilates, Yoga, Zumba to Aerial Yoga. Definitely recommend checking this place out if you don't like monotony in your fitness regime. You could do a different class every day if you fancy!
Price: On Request
Address: The Space, A.B.Nair Road, Next To Bayroute, Opp. Chin Chin Chu, Juhu, 400049
If you're in and around Lokhandwala, Menkaa's Reformer Studio is a great place to start your journey with Pilates. There are group classes for 3 people at a time or personal training too. There are a few affordable packages that you can choose from including 12 sessions a month or unlimited sessions a month.
Price: Rs 1,500 per session and Rs 15,000 for 14 sessions.
Address: 413 B-Wing Samarth Aishwarya Building, Lion Sol Marg, Above Marks And Spencer, Lokhandwala, 400053
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