Preparing for your first Pilates Class - The Edinburgh Pilates Centre

Preparing for your first Pilates Class


Thank you for joining me here today, I’m delighted you stopped by.

Today, I wanted to talk to you about preparing for your first Pilates class.

EPC9The most important thing you do before attending your first class is to be assessed by a qualified Pilates teacher. If you’ve gone to a Pilates gym class before, this may come as a surprise. As I’ve said before, your body is unique. You’ll have a unique way of moving, a one of a kind posture and you may also have injuries or health concerns. This is about tailoring Pilates exercises specifically to you. There is no one size fits all routine and that takes planning before you go to your first class.

Choosing what to wear is also important- you don’t need to wear head to toe Lululemon if you don’t want to. The Edinburgh Pilates Centre is warm and peaceful, wear comfortable layers like t-shirts, hoodies and leggings are fine. All that matters is that you have full freedom of movement. Avoid baggy clothing as your Pilates teacher needs to be able to see clearly your form to correct it, baggy clothes prevent this. Tie back long hair, remove necklaces and dangling earrings for your safety around the Pilates equipment.

After you know how to prepare for your first Pilates class, the next critical stage is: get ready to enjoy yourself! Traditional Pilates gives you an intense workout, increasing flexibility, core strength, correcting posture problems, but is a good work out, in every sense of the word. You’ll glide out of the studio after your first class energised wanting more, not aching and sore.

If you’ve any other questions about what to expect from your first Pilates class, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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