• Group Pilates Vs Private Instruction – Which Is Right for Me?

    Group Pilates Vs Private Instruction – Which Is Right for Me?

    At Kaya Health Club, we offer a wide range of various group Pilates classes, as well as personalized instruction to fit your needs. To help you choose which is best for you, we have compiled a list of the benefits for both Group Pilates classes vs. Private Instruction, to help you find which option will best support you on your Pilates journey.

    Benefits of group Pilates classes: 

    1)     Motivation boost

    When you participate in a group Pilates Prahran session, everyone works together toward the same goal. You may even find that you end up working harder, as you’re encouraged by everyone around you. Not only does this give you a motivation boost, but you might also find it gives you a bit of friendly competition. When you’re able to see your classmates push themselves to try a more advanced pose, you might feel more inclined to give it a go also.

    2)     Social opportunities

    One of the best parts about a group Pilates Prahran class is that it gives you the opportunity to meet other like-minded people in your community. Not to mention the fact that it’s simply fun to practice Pilates with people around! With music playing, and having others alongside you to share the struggles, the muscle burns and the little successes you achieve along the way, group Pilates can often feel more like a party than a workout!

    3)     Can bring a friend

    They say time flies by when you’re having fun, and this is especially true if you’re working out with a buddy. It also helps to have a mate who will cheer you on throughout your Pilates practice, or keep you accountable when you don’t want to show up. Just when you think you can’t possibly do another leg circle, your pal is there to say you can—and you do.

    Benefits of Private Instruction:

    1)     Personalized Instruction 

    During a private Pilates Prahran class, the instructor is able to give you all of their attention. That means they’ll be able to focus on helping you get the correct form and posture down pat, and will also be able to create a workout that’s tailored to your individual needs.

    2)     Accelerate faster

    Working with a private instructor allows you the opportunity to potentially progress at a quicker pace than what you would in a group class. Because of the individual attention, your instructor knows how far to push you and might even be able to push you to try more advanced exercises, something in which you might not have tried in a group setting without the extra one-on-one support.  

    3)     Pregnancy support 

    Pilates Prahran is a great exercise for pregnant women because it is non-impact and allows you to benefit from the exercise without putting too much stress on your body. For pregnancy, private instruction is usually better than a group class, as your instructor can tailor a program that will best support you and the baby during each trimester. The Instructor will be there to support you throughout the different stages of your pregnancy and guide you into specific poses that will help you strengthen the muscles of your abdomen, pelvic floor, and back.

    Kaya health club offers 1:1 Instruction to existing members who are looking for a tailored program to support both their pregnancy or individual needs, click here to find out more.

    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