Christmas has passed and we are well into 2016 and you are finally ready to get back into shape. If you are not a big fan of *the gym* then why not try a Pilates class? Pilates is a different form of exercise that is both rejuvenating and gentle while being a very effective way to re-shape your body. Pilates is a great alternative to those endless hours at the gym, but, while you won’t completely replace your gym time Pilates is a great addition to any traditional cardio or resistance training programme. Stress folks, dynamic pilates manly is really for your because not only it develops your core but also improves your mood.

The best thing about a Pilates class is – Pilates is good for you no matter if you exercise every day or not. It’s great for those wanting to get into shape, of for those who suffer from body aches and pains.
Pilates is continuing to gain a lot of attention and you’ll easily find a Pilates class near you, so getting started isn’t going to be a problem!

When signing up for any Pilates class, be it at a gym, fitness centre or private studio always ensure you will be trained by a professional personal trainer or instructor. Classes will often be taught using mats, a machine or a combination of both. Due to the fact that Pilates has become so popular and classes are becoming more available – and varied – take your time and always ask questions – no matter where you are joining your Pilates class. It is very important that you are getting your training from a certified and experienced instructor.

If you are having one-on-one lessons a certified Pilates instructor will customise a workout suitable for your body and needs, this is for your safety and to ensure you don’t aggravate any existing health conditions. Ultimately you want to be safe in the knowledge you are getting the best training possible.

You can always request to try out a private training session first, this can help you prepare for your first Pilates class, it gives the instructor the chance to focus on you and ensure you are following instructions well, understanding the principles and advising you of what you should and shouldn’t be doing. It’s also a good chance to find out if you like the gym/studio and the instructor.

There are so many options when starting a Pilates class – do you take a mat based class or a machine based class, how much of a workout do you want? What are you goals? Pilates classes on offer include – fat burning Pilates, Pilates mat, iron mat Pilates, Pilates release to power reformer classes.

Take your time through the exercises and always listen to your instructor options to even improve your core.

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Getting Started in Pilates Classes