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THe best way to combine aerobics with Pilates is by adding aerobic exercises with the use of the Pilates jump board, such as simulating running. Trend Pilates has several high priced pieces of Pilates equipment that can add plenty of aerobics to your workout.

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Q: Are there any pilates machines that can provide both strength training and an aerobic workout?
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can anyone suggest a good pilates at home machine. Does it work on stength training too?

The Aero Pilates machines are good for both pilates and strength and whole body training and work outs.

Is pilates a cardio workout?

Aerobic exercise is a style that developed over time. By definition it is any form of exercise that utilizes the large muscle groups, increases the heart rate and is sustained for a period of 20 minutes or more. Examples of aerobic exercises include jogging, biking, swimming, in-line skating and dancing. The goal is to improve cardiovascular function.The Pilates Method is an anaerobic exercise that focuses on controlled precise movements that do not elevate the heart rate enough to be considered aerobic in the traditional sense. Pilates traditionally uses slow movements designed to improve the core, overall strength, tone and flexibiliy of the body. There are certain Pilates exercises that have aerobic qualities, but as a whole, the exercise method is anaerobic.

How large is a Pilates machine?

There are small pilates machines and large pilates machines. The large pilates machines are long and not wide. They are about the size of an average person, about six feet, lying down and are about a foot wide.

Can pilates improve my heart health?

At best pilates would only provide a moderate benefit to heart health. Aerobic activity is the key to heart health and pilates fall more into the anaerobic category. They are good for strength and flexibility, but do not push hard enough to get the heart working enough.

Pilates: Low Impact for High Results?

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on core strength. Originally developed for dancers, Pilates combines stretching and strength training to tone and sculpt the body. Pilates is low impact; there is no jumping or straining of the joints. This makes it an outstanding workout for older people and those with limiting injuries, such as knee or hip pain. Pilates devotees report transformational changes in their bodies as a result of this challenging discipline. For those who cannot tolerate high impact exercise, Pilates is an excellent alternative.

Do machines like boflex provide similar benefits as pilates machines since they both use resistence without actual free weights?

machines like the Bowflex,are regularly used in a pilates workout.

What type of training is required to become a pilates instructor?

In order to become a pilates instructor you would have to acquire a Pilates Certificate. You can do this by taking the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course. This would give you the understanding of the principles of pilates and how to share them with your clients or students.

The pilates malibu tv ad claims that their pilates chair can be the centerpeice of an aerobic routine, how is this possible?

Because is doesn't get in the way and fit your routine perfectly.

What type of aerobic equipment do I need for pilates?

Some of the common aerobic equipment used for pilates are gloves, an exercise mat, water aerobics equipment (such as water dumbbells that have built-in flotation pads), step bench, and hand weights.

Does Pilates result to flat abs?

Burning any type of fat results from physical exercise such as Cardio (high intensity) and Fat Burning (low intensity). when you do resistance training like pilates it mostly just tightens and strengthens your core UNDER the fat... I usually run for a half hour or use the elliptical machine THEN do pilates and that works great... you just need to make sure you get some sort of aerobic activity that will burn the fat, and the pilates will get you ripped.

Where can I buy a supreme Pilates machine?

Supreme Pilates machines are available across the internet. However the price range varies for new, and also for used. eBay offers used machines at low cost prices.

Does amazoncom sell Pilates Machines?

Yes, Amazon has a wonderful array of pilates machines available. They have both new and used in a vast price range. Most do not qualify for free shipping however as they are not fulfulled by Amazon themselves.