You’re signing up for your first class at a Classical Pilates studio and you’re wondering what level class you should be taking. Does it matter if you take the beginner class or go into an intermediate class? Yes. It’s not about your athletic ability or how much you work out–the classes require you to know the choreography, change your own equipment, and keep up with the pace. This is why it’s important to start with the beginner classes–once you’ve mastered the basic moves and equipment, you’ll be equipped to graduate to the next level.
Here is what you can expect out of the beginner and intermediate classes, and why it’s so important to understand the difference between the two levels. Continue reading “Beginner vs Intermediate Group Equipment Class”
Many of us have done a little bit of Pilates at some point; Pilates-style moves are found in plenty of workouts that incorporate yoga or bodyweight exercises. But it’s another thing to step into an actual Authentic Pilates studio and find yourself face-to-face with the famous reformer.
Apart from the commonly known reformer, you will find the studio packed with every piece of functional Pilates equipment Joseph Pilates invented. Wall units, Cadillac, Arm Chair, Wunda Chair, High Chair, Toe and Foot correctors, Ped-u-pull, Neck tenso-meters, baby barrel, spine corrector, high barrel, Airplane boards, and magic circles. Yep, you read all those apparatuses correctly…and we use them all in our private and small group sessions! Continue reading “What To Expect At Your First Pilates Lesson”