As May, mental health awareness month, is coming to a close, it is important to reflect on our own mental health. The mental health crisis remains extremely pervasive in today’s society, which is why we must take steps to ensure that we are staying happy and healthy. One of the most effective ways to keep your mind and body healthy is by exercising! Exercising regularly is a great way to have a constant sense of well-being, because you work your muscles and give your mind time to relax.

How does exercising improve your mental health?

So how exactly does exercising improve your mental health? Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that exercising regularly can help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression by releasing feel-good endorphins and taking your mind off worries. Aside from helping with anxiety and depression, exercising can also help you gain more confidence and increase your social interaction. So, how much do you have to exercise to see the benefits? According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, doing 30 or more minutes of exercise a day for three to five days a week can significantly improve depression and anxiety symptoms!

PilatesBarre Impact

Based on this information, here is why taking a class at the PilatesBarre will benefit you and your mental health. We offer a wide variety of classes throughout the day, whether that be a 30-minute running class, a stride class, or a 50-minute pilates class. Our class schedule is tailored to your needs, and we are open seven days a week. Additionally, here at the PilatesBarre, we boast a community of goal-oriented clients who are happy to be in class and motivated to work to the best of their ability. In just 50-minutes you can reap all the benefits from exercising while learning from others and expanding your social circle!

Take the Time

It is easy to get caught up in the responsibilities of life, whether that be family duties or your job, and skipping out on daily exercise can be easy. For this reason, carving time out of your day for a great workout at The PilatesBarre is just the thing to keep your mind and body going. Breaking the cycle of stress and disorganization can be very hard but taking small steps to add exercise to your daily routine can greatly improve your mental health. We can’t wait for you to join us for a workout that both your body and mind will thank you for!