The studio has an interesting collection of all ages and genders, with the oldest into their 80’s. All are positive thinking individuals who come ready to learn, progress, and in many cases heal. They bring their challenges with optimism and continue to challenge my years of expertise.
Pilates Classes are great for Beginners
Pilates classes are safe for beginners at any age and the rewards are immense, even for people who have never been physically fit. For those who were once very fit, muscle memory is quick to come back. A good Pilates Instructor needs to be careful not to push too hard in the beginning, and is perceptive enough to up the anti at the right time. I have found that after 5 to 7 classes there is a very noticeable improvement in a student’s posture, stamina and strength. What’s exciting is watching the students within a class see the improvement and changes in the other students around them.
Here are the some tips for beginners in Pilates
- Come to your first class dressed comfortably. Don’t worry about how you look.
- A lot of my students like to come with a bottle of water to stay well hydrated.
- Remember you are coming to Pilates classes for yourself. Leave work, kids, hubbies, pets, problems and bill payments at home!
Joesph Pilates once said, “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”
Written by: Julie Akin – Pilates Instructor and founder of Synergy -Staying Fit Pilates in South Surrey.