Why choose a ‘Live’ Pilates class?
Exercising from home is now becoming the norm’ to keep us all moving and fill our day. Thank goodness for the internet, which provides us with lots of opportunities to exercise through online classes, pre-recorded videos or even PE lessons!
This is all great and being more active can only be encouraged, but before you start your new routine, we at Bridge Health & Wellbeing would recommend that you look out for a few things:
How do I find a good online Pilates teacher?
What qualifications does a Pilates instructor need? Whose videos are your watching, are they a qualified instructor? Don’t be afraid to ask your teacher what their qualifications are and get them to send you proof of this. All good instructors will have up to date qualifications, be affiliated with the Pilates Association and be proud of it.
What level of online Pilates class should I try?
Is this style or level of exercise suitable for you? Please don’t do an advanced level class if you have never done it before of haven’t previously exercised regularly. Take advice from your Pilates teacher, they will be happy to help you.
What equipment will I need to join an online Pilates class?
Do you need any equipment to join the class? No, a small folded towel or head cushion with space to lay down, is all you need. Using some form of mat is also recommended, but not essential.
Why try a live Pilates class rather than a recorded one?
Interactive online Pilates
A live class allows you and your Pilates teacher to interact, to see and to hear each other in realtime. Joining a live class not only gives your teacher the opportunity to provide you with feedback on your movements and words of encouragement, but provides you and your fellow classmates a chance to catch up with each other at the start or end of the class, and for those living alone, this is a great opportunity to maintain social contact.
The importance of feedback
During your live Pilates class you will be guided through your workout and with the support of your qualified teacher they will ensure that you are exercising safely, allowing you to ask questions and query movements when you are unsure or feel discomfort.
How often should I be doing Pilates?
Taking part in a regular class brings structure to your week and helps you maintain a routine, keeping you active both mentally and physically.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a holistic system of exercises that aims to focus on improving your strength, flexibility, alignment and body control.
Online for Beginners
Beginners to Pilates initially focus on familiarising themselves with the exercises and techniques, progressing to developing greater awareness of breathing patterns and how the body moves.
Benefits of Pilates online
Pilates is very versatile, whether you a recovering from injury, aiming to improve your own fitness or just wanting to de-stress in good company.
‘in 10 sessions you will feel a difference, in 20 sessions you will see a difference and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body’….Joseph Pilates
What we offer at Bridge Health & Wellbeing:
If you would like to join any of our classes please get in touch, we are happy to offer your first class for free. We really hope that you have found this article both interesting and informative and look forward to welcoming you to a class very soon. Louise O’Connell