Over the years, Pilates has become very popular among all demographics. After all, starting out is easy and you do not need any prior experience. You can take classes whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, young or old, or fit or not. Pilates has amazing benefits and many love to take classes. However, it is not necessarily a very inexpensive hobby. In this article, we will look at how you can do Pilates on a budget.
Though private classes are always the most effective ones, not everyone can afford it. A regular, single private class can cost between $50 and $150 depending on the instructor and the area you live in. If you want to take classes three times a week, it can already put a bit of a dent in your finances.
In fact, finances are often one of the biggest reasons why people do not stay consistent with their classes. The good news is, however, that there are a few things you can ensure that taking Pilates classes is financially doable.
One of the first things you can do is that you can start taking group classes. Not every studio offers them, but the ones that do, tend to offer group classes at an affordable rate. This way, you can take multiple classes a week and enjoy Pilates.
If there is no Pilates near you that offer group classes, you can start doing semi-private classes. Many instructors give you the possibility to take classes with a friend, and this can split the cost of the classes in half.
Ideally, you should take classes at least a few times a week in order to reap the best benefits. However, for some people, taking classes multiple times a week is not possible, either because of scheduling issues or financial limitations.
There is a solution, however: take a class or two a week with an instructor and do Pilates at home on your own a couple of times a week. You can repeat the mat class you did with your instructor, ask for homework from them, or look up Pilates videos online. One thing to keep in mind when doing Pilates on your own is that you should be very critical about your own form. Also, you have to be your own motivator: keep going even when you feel like quitting.
Below, you can find a fun level 1 Pilates mat class that you can do at home.
Sometimes, instructors might give out free sessions when you refer a friend. For example, if your friend buys a 10-pack of classes, you might receive a class for free. This kind of arrangement benefits everyone. Also, sometimes, instructors may have other offers and even sales going on. Talk to your teacher and make a plan.
Taking classes should never be too much for your wallet – make a plan with your teacher and stay consistent. Taking classes weekly is a great way to stay in shape.