How to Choose a Pilates Instructor
22 August 2011,10:56:21 BST
If you want to feel the benefits of Pilates, the complete work-out for mind, body and spirit, once you've considered your Pilates clothing, it's vital that you find the right instructor and the right class for you.
Look for carefully designed sequences of exercises providing quality over quantity. For each exercise, there should only be a few, careful repetitions.
Your class should also follow strict safety guidelines, so you feel challenged but not pushed beyond your limits.
Look for a teacher who has completed 450 hours of training and is registered with an official organisation. After all, this discipline is not something which can be taught in a few hours, so how can someone have mastered it in a short time? Ask carefully about their experience qualifications.
Other things to look for include clear directions, individual attention when you need it and a willingness to answer your questions. A familiarity with various health conditions may also be helpful, as will an eagerness to keep abreast of industry news and developments.
Finally, as with any sort of fitness instructor, find someone you get on with personally, and who creates a positive, friendly atmosphere which is right for you.
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