Intl. Master Pilates, Mind Body Educator & Author
OK, how do I get started doing Pilates? Should I do a group class or should I do a private one-on-one session? That's a great question. But my first suggestion would to be sure that your instructor, whomever is teaching you, has been trained by a reputable organization, that they've done their Pilates training by a reputable organization. That's the most important thing. You want to be sure you're in really good hands when you're doing this work. Group training is a lot of fun, and it's a great entry point. Maybe it's where you start just to see if you even like Pilates. However, if you're looking to work on a particular goal, or you have some postural concerns, or maybe even coming out of an injury, then a private one-on-one session would be the way to go. The instructor, when they're well trained, will put you through an analysis, perhaps a static analysis of your posture, a movement analysis of your movement of your body, and then develop some programming specific to you. Whichever it is, get started. It's a great way to get that inner core strength and to develop that mind body connection.