Have you heard?

Reformer Pilates is poised to be one of the hottest Fitness Trends of 2024, as predicted by Women’s Health!1

This dynamic exercise method is not only here to stay but is also gaining momentum. Reformer Pilates embodies the core principles of centring, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow, akin to traditional mat classes. However, the use of a reformer machine enhances the experience, leading to increased strength, flexibility, and balance. These improvements, in turn, have a positive impact on posture, movement, and mental well-being.

Exciting, isn't it? Yet, you might be wondering how to fit Pilates into your already hectic schedule.

According to the latest census, 58.7% of the Gladstone population are employed full time, 24.8% work part-time, and 4.9% are currently away from work.2 Juggling a 38-hour workweek, household duties, and other commitments can be daunting, leaving little time for exercise.

But, as the saying goes, no pain, no gain! Pilates can be incorporated into your routine just twice a week, allowing you to enjoy its numerous benefits. You can even fit it in after work!

Pilates After Office Work

Doing Pilates after office work can offer several benefits:

  • Improved Posture: Sitting at a desk for long periods can lead to poor posture. Pilates focuses on core strength, which can help improve posture and reduce back pain.
  • Reduced Stress: Pilates can be a great way to unwind and de-stress after a busy day at work. The focus on breathing and mindfulness can help calm the mind and reduce stress levels.
  • Increased Flexibility: Office work often involves sitting in a chair for long periods, which can lead to tight muscles. Pilates incorporates stretching exercises that can help improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Core Strength: Pilates is known for its focus on core strength, which is important for overall stability and balance. A strong core can also help prevent back pain and improve posture.
  • Mind-Body Connection: Pilates emphasises the connection between the mind and body, which can help improve body awareness and coordination.

Overall, doing Pilates after a day at the office can be a great way to take care of your physical and mental well-being, helping you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Pilates is beneficial at any time, even in the evening!

Pilates In the Evening3

Following a demanding day or a hectic schedule, an evening Pilates session can help alleviate anxiety and reduce stress. The key to a successful evening workout is to avoid high-energy exercises as the day winds down and the body prepares for rest. Opt for a more relaxing and gentle-paced Pilates session, such as a restorative Pilates class, to unwind and clear your mind after a busy day.

Evenings offer a variety of exercise and Pilates classes, making it a convenient time for many to attend, whether following a class or utilising Pilates equipment.

Therefore, if you're seeking a way to unwind in the evenings without becoming too energised, Pilates can be a rewarding choice.


No matter when you get around to your Pilates workout, don't let it stress you out or feel like a chore. There's really no perfect time, and since fitness adds so much positivity to your life, every session, whether it's in the morning, or evening, will bring you benefits. Just keep at it regularly; staying consistent with your workouts is what will really help you make the most of Pilates!4


[1] https://womenshealth.com.au/fitness-trends-2024/ 

[2] https://www.abs.gov.au/census/find-census-data/quickstats/2021/LGA33360 

[3] https://www.pilatesdigest.com/is-there-a-best-time-of-day-to-do-pilates-the-answer-is-yes 
[4] https://firehauspilates.com/2016/08/11/best-time-pilates/