Although very popular in the West, Pilates has yet to hit the Asian fitness market with a force. The concept of “the core,” and the importance of keeping this area of the body strong, is mostly an unknown idea in this part of the world. Of course this is unfortunate, since core strength is essential for maintaining good posture, having a healthy back, and supporting the entire body during movement.
So what about Pilates in Chiang Mai?
There’s quite a bit of yoga to be found in Chiang Mai, but when it comes to Pilates, the options are minimal. A couple Pilates studios have popped up recently in Chiang Mai, but they are Thai speaking and do not cater to the expat population and foreign tourists. Moreover, because these studios include the very expensive Pilates machines, the high fees for these classes often discourage many from giving Pilates a go.
This is where I come in! I offer affordable private and group Pilates mat lessons.
Joseph Pilates, the inventor of the Pilates method, created routines on the mat, as well as on machines, which he designed and built himself. The Pilates machines are great, but basically, you can accomplish everything on the mat that you can on the machines. And there is also something very rewarding about using only your body to build substantial strength and flexibility.
Give mat Pilates a try in Chiang Mai!