Top Advice for Getting Started with Pilates Classes – Pro Post

Are you interested in starting Pilates classes? If you are, you’re in the right place! Pilates is a popular fitness regime and can benefit your health and mindset in many ways. In this pro post, we’ll learn about getting started with Pilates classes and what you should expect.

Samantha Parren, a Bidvine pro, shared her advice for those of us who are looking to start learning Pilates and improving our health. She even told us about the ideal beginners’ class size and what you’ll learn in your first sessions.

So, if you want to learn about beginning Pilates classes, continue reading! We’re sure you’ll find Samatha’s advice helpful and hope it inspires you to begin learning Pilates. If you want to hire Samatha as your Pilates instructor, stay tuned until the end of the post where you’ll be able to see her Bidvine profile!

Getting Started with Pilates Classes

As a pilates instructor, I know how many clients have been referred to pilates by their GP, physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths. We know that when done correctly, Pilates is a great method to really work the core.

With pilates, you also learn to move your limbs independently whilst maintaining stability. Pilates is being used a lot more now with professional athletes to reduce injury risk and also as part of their rehabilitation.

Pilates for Beginners Class Size

When you first start pilates, ideally it is worth seeking a 1 to 1 session with a qualified instructor or joining a small beginners course. I would make sure there is no more than 8 in a class. With smaller classes, the instructor can help every client throughout to perform the movements correctly.

Your first session you should be really working on the basic movement and essentials in pilates:

  • pelvic placement,
  • engaging your transversus adominis (TVA) or pelvic floor correctly,
  • shoulder placement,
  • rib placement, and
  • neck placement.

This can sometimes take the whole of the first session. Don’t worry, though, as you’re building your foundations.

Gradually, as the weeks go by, all the above will become more natural and you can start to really challenge the body.

If you are working correctly, you really should feel it the next day, particularly after your first class or session.

Top Advice for Getting Started with Pilates Classes - Pro PostSamantha Parren, Pilates Instructor
Bidvine Professional since 2016

Thank you to Samantha for sharing her advice for Pilates novices! We found her words helpful, and hope you did as well.

Did Samatha’s advice inspire you to begin Pilates classes? If you want to work with Samantha, she operates her business out of Brighton and Hove and teaches Pilates in the surrounding area. In addition to Pilates classes, Samantha offers personal training, massage therapy, and specific race training.

If you’d like to hire Samantha, you can do so by clicking the button below! Have a look at her profile (and her education!) and submit a free request. When you do, you’ll get custom, detailed bids from trusted, local Pilates instructors like Samantha!

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If you're nervous about starting Pilates classes, this pro post is perfect. In it, Samantha Parren, a Bidvine Pilates instructor, will cover her top advice!

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