Choosing the right Pilates class in London
Choosing the right Pilates class for you is so important. Firstly, you need to choose whether you join a group class or invest in 1:1 sessions.
If you have any medical complaint or history of recurrent pain, then we would strongly recommend a 1:1 Pilates class. This is also suitable for those who have tried classes and haven’t enjoyed them or can never quite understand what you are supposed to do.
The next thing to decide is whether you choose to do mat or equipment.
Again, equipment Pilates is suitable if you have struggled with exercise, are never quite sure if you are doing the exercises well, or you have an injury, are post surgery, or have a medical complaint.
The great thing about equipment Pilates is that it can be assistive or resistive. This means that it can be less than body weight if you are partial weight-bearing, or can be harder for strength challenges. The assistive nature of the springs also makes sure that you are doing movements well. It is really hard to cheat on a reformer!
Mat Pilates is incredibly accessible and can be done anywhere! It challenges you to know where your body is in space and uses your body weight for resistance so is great for strength building.
At Complete Pilates we offer a mixture of everything. We specialise in 1:1 clinical Pilates to where everything is tailored to you. Whether you see us online, or face-to-face in one of our fully-equipped London based studios, we can offer a mat or equipment-based Pilates session. We also have online mat group classes that span different abilities from beginner to advanced.
For all our group classes we offer exercise modifications and flag up where you should be feeling things so you have a thorough understanding of what you should be doing. If you are ever in doubt, we also have a back to basics class which really focuses on the detail of movements so you perfect your technique.