• Give yourself an advantage when starting Pilates

    Congratulations on making the decision to start practising Pilates on a regular basis. The health benefits and physical improvements that you will feel, are now well within your reach.  But now that you’ve made the decision, you could be starting to second guess yourself;

    “Am I going to be any good at Pilates?”

    “What actually happens in a Pilates class?”

    “I’ve never done Pilates before, am I going to be able to keep up?”.

    It is perfectly natural to be apprehensive when you start something new, but don’t let nerves derail the great journey that awaits you, when you start practising Pilates in Melbourne.


    Introductory Pilates Courses

    If you feel nervous jumping straight into a group Pilates class, there is an Introduction to Pilates Course, offered by Kaya Health Clubs in Melbourne, that can give you confidence to get the most out of a class when trying Pilates for the first time. The Introduction to Pilates course allows members of all skill levels to learn the fundamentals of Pilates, and for members who are familiar with Pilates to refresh their skills and technique.  The class it taught by a specialised Pilates teacher, who will have completed the Pilates Teacher Training Courses offered through Kaya Health Clubs, in affiliation with ESOP (Elixr School of Pilates), an industry leading Pilates training provider.

    The Pilates introductory course, will help you understand the philosophies behind Pilates, and ensure you learn how to safely and correctly use the equipment.

    Learn from the best

    Kaya Health Clubs employ only the finest, dedicated Pilates teachers; many of whom have completed the Pilates Teacher Training Course offered through Kaya Health Clubs.  These Pilates teachers live and breathe their discipline and have all taken their own health and wellness journey, which has lead them to focus on Pilates.  This specialised teacher training course ensures you are being guided on your Pilates journey, by someone who has chosen to specialise in the practice of Pilates, rather than a trainer who may dabble in many different areas of fitness, and may not be up to date with current methods and techniques.

    Know your physical limitations

    If you have never taken a Pilates class before, you may not be familiar with what areas of the body will be activated.  If you have any sort of injury or impairment, it is important to advise your Pilates teacher, as they can tailor the techniques to ensure you can complete them safely and comfortably.  Pilates can be practised by everyone, it is just important to know what your body can and can’t do, as pushing yourself beyond comfort can lead to injury or strain, so it’s vital that you (and your Pilates teacher) know what your limitations are. Another reason for identifying your areas of weakness, is that Pilates can be used to aid in recovery from injury. For example, if you are recovering from a back injury, Pilates is a very gentle strengthening exercise that will work to strengthen and stabilise your core, which will in turn support the rest of your body and absorb some of the pressure that would otherwise be carried by your spine and aggravate your injury.

    If you are already a member of Kaya Health Clubs, speak to one of our Pilates trainers and let them know your goals, so that they can follow your progress and ensure you stay on the right path and get the most out of the many authentic Pilates classes which take place in Kaya’s premium studios.  If you would like to become a member of Kaya Health Clubs or if you would like to try a complimentary class, please call and speak to our team on 03 9090 1000.

    About the Author

    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes