• How to choose a Pilates reformer class, when you are a beginner?

    Well done on taking the first step to deciding you want to start a Pilates reformer classes. The health benefits that come from practicing Pilates are incomparable, so you are about to embark on an amazing journey of health and wellness.  When it comes to choosing a Pilates reformer class for beginners, it may be hard to work out which class is best suited for you, but here are a few tips to help you get started.


    Choose your Pilates Studio

    There are several Pilates studios in Melbourne that offer Pilates reformer classes.  The main difference between reformer and mat Pilates, is that reformer Pilates uses a machine called the reformer as resistance for your body to work against.  So the first step is finding a studio that has this Pilates equipment.  The next step is to find a Pilates studio that has reputable, educated and experienced instructors. The instructors at Kaya Health Clubs are dedicated and highly trained in the Pilates techniques through the renowned ELIXR School of Pilates, and are a great source of knowledge when it comes to learning Pilates, and are able to offer careful instruction for beginners.

    Make a plan

    Reformer Pilates for beginners can be challenging as your body will move and stretch in different ways that it may not be used to.  This will activate muscles that have long been dormant, and at the start, you may feel where your muscles have been activated the next day, but this is all part of the process.  The important thing for a beginner is to make a plan to follow, so that you can stay on track to achieve your Pilates goal.  Talk to your instructor to find out how often you should be taking a class at the start as your body gets used to the Pilates reformer techniques, and also identify any areas of weakness that may need to be accommodated during class with adjusted or alternative movements.

    Stick with it

    Once you begin your Pilates reformer journey, the most important thing is to stick with it! Like anything, the more you practise the better you become.  Making Pilates reformer classes a part of your weekly schedule, you can maintain the skill level you have worked up to, and build on this. When you start anything physical, it is vital to keep up the momentum so that you can improve your skill, and in turn reap the benefits this will offer.

    If you have questions or are unsure if a Pilates reformer class is right for you, call and speak to the team at Kaya Health Clubs, so that you can begin your journey will confidence and clarity as to what benefits can be achieved.

    To try a reformer pilates classes at Kaya Health Clubs, take advantage of a complimentary class!  Call and speak to the team at Kaya to start your pilates journey (03) 9090 1000.