Starting Pilates as a beginner can be a rewarding journey for both your physical and mental well-being. Here are some tips to help you get started and make the most out of your Pilates practice:

  1. Begin with the Basics: Start with beginner-level Pilates classes or instructional videos that focus on foundational exercises and principles. Learning the basics of Pilates, including proper breathing techniques and core engagement, will help you build a strong foundation for your practice.

  2. Focus on Core Engagement: Pilates emphasizes core strength and stability. Pay close attention to engaging your deep abdominal muscles (transverse abdominis) and pelvic floor muscles throughout your exercises. This core engagement provides stability and support for your spine and helps improve overall body alignment.

  3. Mindful Breathing: Coordinate your breath with movement during Pilates exercises. Practice deep diaphragmatic breathing, inhaling through your nose to expand your ribcage and exhaling through your mouth to engage your deep abdominals. Breathing mindfully can help enhance body awareness, reduce stress, and improve oxygen flow to your muscles.

  4. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body feels during Pilates practice. Honor any limitations or discomfort, and modify exercises as needed to suit your individual needs and abilities. Avoid pushing yourself into pain or strain, and prioritize proper form and alignment over intensity.

  5. Focus on Form and Alignment: Pilates exercises are designed to promote proper alignment, balance, and body awareness. Focus on maintaining good form throughout your movements, paying attention to alignment cues from your instructor or video guidance. Quality of movement is more important than quantity, so start with smaller movements and gradually progress as you gain strength and confidence.

  6. Be Patient and Persistent: Like any form of exercise, progress in Pilates takes time and consistency. Be patient with yourself and trust the process. Celebrate small achievements and improvements along the way, and don't get discouraged by setbacks or challenges.

  7. Stay Hydrated and Fuel Your Body: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your Pilates sessions to stay hydrated and replenish fluids lost through sweating. Fuel your body with nutritious foods to support your energy levels and recovery.

  8. Use Props for Support: Pilates props such as resistance bands, stability balls, and foam rollers can enhance your practice by adding variety and challenge. Experiment with different props to modify exercises, deepen stretches, and target specific muscle groups.

  9. Seek Professional Guidance: Consider taking classes with a certified Pilates instructor, especially as a beginner. An experienced instructor can provide personalized guidance, offer modifications and adjustments, and ensure that you're performing exercises safely and effectively.

  10. Enjoy the Journey: Pilates is a holistic practice that benefits both body and mind. Embrace the journey of self-discovery, exploration, and growth that Pilates offers. Have fun, stay curious, and enjoy the process of becoming stronger, more flexible, and more mindful through your Pilates practice.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

  • Acroyoga

    Acroyoga is a dynamic practice that combines yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. It emphasizes trust, communication, and connection between partners, making it a physically and socially engaging activity. Here’s an...

    Acroyoga

    Acroyoga is a dynamic practice that combines yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. It emphasizes trust, communication, and connection between partners, making it a physically and socially engaging activity. Here’s an...

  • Yoga with goats

    Yoga with goats, often referred to as "goat yoga," is a unique and playful variation of traditional yoga practice where participants practice yoga in the presence of live goats. This...

    Yoga with goats

    Yoga with goats, often referred to as "goat yoga," is a unique and playful variation of traditional yoga practice where participants practice yoga in the presence of live goats. This...

  • Yogis

    Yogis are individuals who practice yoga regularly and integrate its principles into their daily lives. Yoga, as a holistic discipline, involves not only physical postures (asanas) but also breath control...

    Yogis

    Yogis are individuals who practice yoga regularly and integrate its principles into their daily lives. Yoga, as a holistic discipline, involves not only physical postures (asanas) but also breath control...

  • Somatic yoga

    Somatic yoga is a gentle, mindful practice that focuses on body awareness and the internal experience of movement. It combines principles from somatics, a field that emphasizes the felt sense...

    Somatic yoga

    Somatic yoga is a gentle, mindful practice that focuses on body awareness and the internal experience of movement. It combines principles from somatics, a field that emphasizes the felt sense...

1 of 4

Become a Personal Trainer

Accredited Personal Trainer certification ensures you have the industry recognition necessary to succeed. Certification is the preferred credential of career minded professionals around the world. exam centers operating across more than 160 countries along with an online testing option provides you with the industry’s largest exam network.

The Mineral Mastery Program

For Health, Fitness, Nutrition and HTMA Practitioners.

Mineral Mastery is the quintessential program bridging the current education gap on how mineral imbalances affect physical and mental health.

Based on a decade of globally recognized independent research, front-line clinical practice, and collaboration with industry-leading pioneers and experts, Mineral Mastery shines the spotlight on the health effects of mineral imbalances and how to use minerals to increase energy, safely detox, and proactively protect health. 

  • Lifetime Access

  • Private Student Dashboard

  • Course Handbook and Slides

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Optional Affiliate Program to Earn Back Your Tuition

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Pilates

Benefits of Practicing Pilates

Pilates The Movements of Life

Pilates places a strong emphasis on the muscles of the core, including the abdominals, obliques, and lower back. This helps improve core strength and stability.

Pilates exercises promote flexibility throughout the entire body, enhancing the range of motion in joints and muscles.

Pilates exercises often involve spinal articulation and alignment, which can contribute to better posture.

Online Pilates Classes

TAKE CLASS ON ANY DEVICE

Tablet? Phone? Desktop? No problem. You can easily login and take class on any device at a time that fits your schedule.

Food Freedom Foundation Workshop

Have you ever wished for a breakthrough that would lead to lasting weight loss and unwavering confidence?

Well, my friend, Andrea Caprio has been in your shoes and has discovered the secret to sustainable weight loss that transformed her life.

By joining Andrea in the Food Freedom Foundation Workshop, you'll uncover the secrets to sustainable weight loss, discover the power of foundational habits and mindset shifts, and create a life of freedom, energy, and confidence.

Weight Loss & Emotional Eating Coach.

Master Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach.

HTMA + DNA Testing with Comprehensive Personalized Program

"HTMA is the best lab tool to detect copper toxicity and its effect on the broader nutrient mineral pattern that is related to both physical and mental health." ~Dr Malter, PhD

HTMA Packages for Complete Support Far beyond those "automated HTMA services" out there, our focus is on providing you the personalized guidance you deserve, as much support as you need.

  • Trace Elements HTMA Lab Test

  • Personalized HTMA-Based Wellness Report & Program

  • Healing Resources Support Vault

  • NA Lab Test + Health Report

  • 60 Minute Phone/Zoom Consult

  • Email Support

TRUSTED AND ACCREDITED LAB TESTING SINCE 1984

Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Specialist

Get two industry-leading credentials with this unique opportunity and increase your earning potential.

Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Specialist. All certification exams can be taken online or at your local testing center.