Pilates is a great way of exercising and rehabilitating for everyone. No matter your fitness level, age, or experience, you can start doing Pilates. Pilates class can be taught at your home in a private setting (mat Pilates) or you can take private or group classes at your nearest Pilates studio. It’s 2020 – start your new year off right and sign up for a Pilates class.
When you have decided that you want to start taking Pilates classes (maybe in Great Neck, Long Island? Contact me!), you have to decide what kind of class is good for you.
If you are a beginner and have never done Pilates before, it might be a good idea to consider taking a private class or a few. In a private setting, your instructor will be with you the whole time, ensuring that you do each and every move correctly.
This way, you will also be able to ask questions and get comfortable with the movements. The class will go at your pace and you won’t need to worry about doing things wrong by accident.
However, if you have taken Pilates classes before, taking a class with a friend or in a group setting may be a good choice for you. This helps you save money in your Pilates journey as well as keep you accountable: when your friend goes to class, you go, right?
In addition to choosing if you want a private or a group class, you should decide if you want to start with mat or reformer classes. For beginners, mat classes may be a less intimidating option, though you should note that reformer and mat classes have been designed to go hand in hand.
Many people take both classes, for instance, one mat class a week and one reformer class. Ultimately, you focus on the same principles and the same goals in both classes, but the exercises are executed differently.
You can get started with your Pilates class by contacting me if you live on Long Island, New York. However, if you live further away, find a local Pilates instructor who has a Pilates teacher certificate. Always take classes with a certified professional: this way, you will get the best possible experience.
In order to get started, all you need is comfortable clothes that allow you to move easily. You will not need a mat or anything else to start with: your Pilates instructor will have everything you need in your class.
In order to get results, it is important that you commit to your classes. Make sure to mark all the classes in your calendar and made time for them. Pilates is a journey and you will get the best results by keeping to your schedule and seeing your instructor on a regular basis, preferably at least a couple of times per week.
Get started today.