Pilates for Beginner Exercise Students
Pilates for Beginner students, either new to Pilates or new to exercise is an excellent choice. With a knowledgable experienced instructor, just about anyone can benefit from training with the Pilates method. The primary goals of Pilates for beginners is to develop body awareness in terms of posture, breath control, and balance. Increasing flexibility, core strength, and overall strength are the hallmark features ofPilates http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilates training. With the variety of Pilates equipment and literally hundreds of exercises to choose from, an experienced instructor can modify the class to meet your limitations or special needs.
Finding a certified instuctor/studio for Pilates for beginners:
- If you have health concerns, find an instructor who is also a healthcare provider
- Some studios offer specialty classes for specific sports or populations like Cycling, Horseback Riding or the Pre and Post Natal population. http://bicycling.about.com/od/trainingandfitness/a/pilates.htm
- Typically you will need to go through some private Pilates training before you are ready to enter a beginner level class.
- Talking with the studio about your goals and schedule availability will help you narrow down your search.
What to expect as a pilates beginner
Typically, you will start with 3-5 private lessons so you can learn the breathing, correct alignment, get familiar with the equipment and the exercises. This is also a great time for your instructor to identify any muscle imbalances or alignment problems you will need to work on. There are a few studios who have developed a program whereby a group of beginners all start at the same time, that is another possibility too. Don’t get frustrated! There is alot of information and alot to remember, that’s why it takes practice. The more you concentrate the more you will benefit as is true with most things. If it seems to easy, you are probably not focusing on all the aspects that need your attention. That said, it is a program that most everyone can do and certainly most everyone can benefit from.