Not All Workouts are the Same. What Makes IHP Unique?
Inferno Hot Pilates uses the principles of the high intensity interval training “Tabata” method developed by Japanese Professor Izumi Tabata. This training regimen consists of 20 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. It was scientifically proven to yield massive results in shorter bursts of time.
In a 95 degree Inferno Hot Pilates class, our instructors motivate you to press on in the challenging 6th, 7th and 8th rounds. If their words don’t do it, then let the music playlists keep you moving! An IHP class is designed not only to get you out of your physical comfort zone, but to give you enough motivation to keep your eye on the prize. The grit and determination you build lead to benefits outside the classroom.
Glute Amnesia and the IHP Fix
Glutes are our powerhouse muscles, playing a part in almost every major movement of the body. Desk jobs, poor postures, injuries and inactivity can lead to tight hip flexors and weakened and lengthened glutes, a phenomenon known as “glute amnesia.” Weak or inactive glutes can lead to back pain, hip and knee instability and pain as the rest of the body makes up for this phenomenon.
Peruse the web and you’ll likely find that the single best exercise to wake up and strengthen your glutes are bridges. It’s not a coincidence that our Inferno Hot Pilates class starts with several rounds of bridges, from varying angles of feet and knee positions, that build a well-rounded set of glute muscles!
It’s not uncommon to hear an IHP practitioner not only notice increased core strength, endurance, and energy, but also relief from back and knee pain. Many PURE students use the Inferno class as an alternative to a gym workout and a great complement to hot yoga.
If you haven’t taken the challenge yet, now is the perfect time to try something new! With more classes at all locations, we’ve made it EASY!