Introductory Guide
for Pilates Beginner

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You’ve heard about Pilates, clueless and curious.

This introductory guide for Pilates beginner is made to clear some confusion and help your preparation.

We covered 5 topics and a bonus tip at the end.

Let’s begin.

Is Pilates good for you ?

Pilates is good for back pain, scoliosis, sciatica and more. Pilates is developed as a complete workout routine to help building muscles, reduce injury risk, improve body posture and control over movement. 

Shall rehabilitation is not your priority, it can serve well as a full body workout program, challenging your core muscles and increase muscle tone. Pilates build your strength, flexibility and body awareness, giving long lasting health benefits.

We believe Pilates will do good for you. Adding a session or two Pilates class into your healthy lifestyle, will also complement other sports, yoga, and gym training.

How to learn Pilates as Beginner ?

You can learn Pilates online or via Pilates studio, common online sources include online videos with free or paid options, subscription mat class hosted by fitness youtubers, influencers, yoga teachers or certified Pilates teacher.

In studio Pilates class, have options of both mat or equipment classes. You may find a specialized boutique studio or larger scale commercial gym with Pilates class. A well-equipped Pilates studio will usually have all Pilates equipment like the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel.

Choosing Your Pilates studio or Instructor

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While doing a search on any search engine easily gives you tons of suggestions, here’s some practical tips from us.

Filter your options based on location distance, ease of access, available hours, parking, studio environment, ventilation, number of people etc.

Finally, ensure the instructors are properly trained and certified by established schools of Pilates such as STOTT PILATES. Even better, if your trainer is a Physiotherapist who are professionally educated on human anatomy and medical knowledge.

Prepare Your First Pilates Class

On the night before, have a good night sleep, place or pack your exercise attire ready. Things you might need for online class includes, exercise mat, water, towel, props like water bottle, cushions, or dumbbells.

Finding a well ventilated, undisturbed space, have your charge cable ready, extra speaker or earphone, connecting your display to a larger screen will be helpful too.

For in studio classes, just bring your exercise bag and show up minutes earlier than your appointment time. Most studios would have everything ready awaiting your arrival. However, be ready to make health and travel declarations during this pandemic period.

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Investment & Returns

Investment for your health will always be the best you made. Expect to pay from RM 10 to RM 100 for online group classes, and RM 50 to RM 200 for online private session.

In studio group mat class usually range from RM 15 to RM 50, group equipment class estimated from RM 50 to RM 120. Private one on one class, is widely priced from RM 80 – 400, depending on experience, facility, equipment and various factor.

In return, you may expect to see quick improvement in your overall fitness and body posture, learnt about your body and discover a new you.

You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.” – Joseph Pilates

Bonus: Optimize Your Pilates Class

Be respectful and friendly, make acquittance with other students, especially your instructor. Besides, expanding your social circle, you’ll be able to share and get advise from your instructor which are not available during the group session.

For private class, communication is the key. Always give your feedback, inform your like and dislike, and request for customization. A good teacher will always listen, assess, suggest and accommodate to your goal and request.

There you have it, we hope to clear some of your confusions and help you prepare for your beginner Pilates journey with this introductory guide.

If you’re located near to Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, don’t miss out our FREE discovery Pilates class offer. Our Physiotherapist & Pilates instructor are ready to assist you to live healthier and stronger.

Recommended read: Simple guide to learn everything about lower back pain.

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Jun Xian work with clients on pain management, regain and progress them to higher fitness level with combination of Physiotherapy and Pilates.

He love sharing his knowledge around topics of lower back pain, hip and knee problem.

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