A Beginner’s Guide to Pilates

Pilates with Allison Pearlman at Pilates and Yoga Zone in London Hertfordshire

Pilates is an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. If you’re considering a Pilates class for beginners, here’s what you can expect:

What is Pilates?

It’s a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements, with emphasis on proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.

A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength.

Can Beginners do It?

It’s a common misconception that Pilates is only for serious athletes or professional dancers. While these groups first adopted Pilates, they aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this approach to strength training.

Another common misconception is that Pilates requires specialised equipment, whereas the reality is that many  exercises can be done on the floor with just a mat.

What are the Benefits?

By practicing Pilates regularly, you can achieve a number of health benefits, including:

  • Improved core strength and stability
  • Improved posture and balance
  • Improved flexibility
  • Prevention and treatment of back pain


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