Not sure about Pilates?

Apr 23, 2021

I’m not sure if I’m doing it right

Starting Pilates can be a daunting thing. One of the things that we get told frequently is ‘I’m not sure if I’m doing it right’. Another thing we hear is about Pilates being for men?

Addressing the ‘men’ issue, it’s really not. I can remember attending my first Pilates class and being the only guy there. I guess I got it pretty quickly as I could see the massive benefits it would have for my once lower back pain (I don’t suffer any more by the way). We run mixed classes and the guys in class keep coming back as they see the real benefits of Pilates. It’s not just a girl’s exercise regime! The founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, was clearly male and lived well into his 80’s!

We never want people to come to our classes thinking about this, as it then distracts them from the real reason why they are there. Whether that reason is to help get stronger, more flexible, improve their core strength, or help with back pain. We want you there to enjoy the class, get stronger and more flexible, but most importantly have fun.

Throughout the class time our instructors are constantly paying lots of attention to everyone, making mental notes on how people are moving, helping you adjust position, and correcting exercises and positions so that you perform them efficiently. This helps us to modify the classes to the ability of everyone who attends.

This is important to us and hopefully to everyone who attends


Our instructors are highly trained Specialist therapists and Pilates instructors, who have spent many years learning and understanding about movement. We love seeing the classes progress and love it even more when we overhear people saying “I was never able to do a certain movement but it’s ok now” – I love that!

So as I said, we hear this’ I’m not sure if I’m doing this right’ so often. This is one of the reasons why we highly recommend attending for our Pilates assessment. It really makes the transition to class so much easier, as people tend to ‘get’ it more as they have a better understanding. At the assessment, we go over all the underpinning principles of Pilates, we teach the basic fundamental exercises, and send you home with the ‘basics’ on paper and also via email with access to videos of everything you have just learnt.

If you have any questions, queries, please feel free to contact us at 028 9266 6959, or

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