In my 9 years of teaching Pilates, I’ve worked at several different studios and along side many instructors, some good, some really good.
Here’s some insight in to what’s going on in the Pilates world.
Modifications have been made to the Pilates method over the years with some variations made to the traditional exercises. No big deal in my opinion, unless someone is experiencing pain or is at risk of injury.
Some instructors are very proud of only offering the “Traditional” Pilates Method. On the other side of that, instructors have taken the Pilates method, as well as the Pilates reformer, and completely revamped it.
In my opinion, it makes it more accessible and intriguing to people.
Some people like to have a good kick in the pants and leave the Pilates studio dripping with sweat; I say, good for you, just be mindful. Others prefer to use the Pilates method to help alleviate aches and pains and I think that’s fabulous.
Here’s the thing, Pilates is incredible for any body and every body, take your time finding the studio and instructor that will work best for your needs.
Here’s a list of questions and some things to think about when looking for an instructor.
I’d love to hear about your experience with Pilates in the comments below. And, as always, if you have any questions, send them my way.
In case you missed them, you’ll find the links below for my previous articles listing LA’s Top Pilates studios + Top Pilates Instructors.