Is Pilates suitable for me? | VIDA Pilates | Services
The quick answer is yes! Pilates is suitable for everyone!
The type of class is where you need to decide what is going to benefit you the most.
MATWORK GROUP CLASS:
Pilates matwork classes use your own body weight to provide the resistance for your muscles, although we enjoy using small equipment (overballs, resistance bands, yoga blocks, magic circles and foam rollers) to add variety to the exercises. Joseph Pilates created the matwork exercises so that the general public could practice the exercises every day. You don't need any equipment to perform the exercises and they can be easily taken away from class and practiced in between your weekly classes.
Classes are restricted to a total of 8 participants to ensure that everyone gets individual attention, and ideally there are different levels of classes where you can work in an environment that will support you at your current level.
At the moment, I only run one matwork class in Fulham and it is set at an intermediate level. So, if you are new to Pilates or are currently injured, then this class won't be the best fit for you. If you are interested in attending a beginner class, please click here to complete the online form and I will contact you when a new class starts.
The Pilates apparatus (The Reformer, The Tower, The Chair & The Ladder Barrel) offers a far more supportive environment for people struggling with injuries or for those who struggle with the concepts in the matwork classes.
The apparatus was originally created to rehabilitate clients, however, it can be used to add extra challenge to those who want to take their Pilates practice to a new height. There are hundreds and hundreds of exercises available on the apparatus and so you should never feel bored.
I only offer private lessons on the apparatus, due to the limited amount of space. But that allows me to create the perfect exercise class for you and your specific requirements.
If you are unsure as to what class would be best, please don't hesitate to contact me and we can discuss your situation and your goals.