Things to Know Before You Take Pilates Classes

The Girl Scout Motto, “Be Prepared,” definitely applies to those taking a Pilates class for the first time. If you’ve got some idea what you’ll be doing in class and what to expect afterwards, you’ll be ready to reap the benefits that Pilates exercise has for you.

The instructors at Mongoose Bodyworks will start by evaluating your alignment, and your personal goals, whether they involve recovering from an injury or just trying to feel better in general. When you come to class, wearing leggings, tights or capris with a stretch top will enable the instructor to see if you’re doing things right.

After Effects and Needed Recovery Time

During a Pilates class, you will be focusing on proper alignment as you work and breathe. This will sometimes burn and be somewhat challenging, and that is to be expected. However, you should never be in pain and should know that exercises will be modified to fit your needs. Never work to the point of severe pain!

The day after class, you may be sore, especially at first. Chances are, the muscles you’ve worked are ones you forgot you have and are protesting at all the new attention! But it won’t be long before you start to notice that it’s easier to climb those stairs, heft that bag of laundry or groceries, or walk that ornery dog.

Call to Schedule an Appointment with a Qualified Pilates Instructor Today

If you want to make some positive changes in your life and improve your general level of fitness, call to schedule an appointment with a qualified Pilates instructor today. At Mongoose Bodyworks, you’ll get individualized attention that’s geared to your fitness goals. Give us a call at (212) 431-8377 and let us show you how to become a healthier, stronger you. We serve New York City and its surrounding areas.