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What to Look for in a Pilates Instructor

Learning Pilates is a rewarding journey that requires the dedication of both the student and the instructor. Learning Pilates is challenging, but it is a challenge that pays off in more ways than one.  Pilates can teach you stamina, strength, flexibility, confidence, and equanimity.

Making Pilates a part of your life should always begin with skilled instruction. Learning the method correctly will prevent injury and help you reap its benefits sooner, so that you do not get discouraged in your practice. You and your instructor should be open with one another about your fitness goals and about the mental, physical or even practical obstacles that may be preventing you from reaching your goals. At Mongoose Bodyworks, our instructors approach each student as an individual with a unique body and mind. We’re not here to judge you. We’re here to help you to find the health and strength within your body and mind.

Pilates Knowledge, Integrity and Dedication

Since Pilates is a comprehensive exercise regime that has elements of yoga, martial arts and gymnastics, it’s important that you choose an instructor who has extensive knowledge and experience of the method. Your instructor should seek continuing education and stay up-to-date with the latest developments and research in the field. 

Pilates instructors also need to know how to work with different types of bodies and a sense of humor is a great plus. You may try an exercise and be unable to do it at first, winding up in some awkward position. Instead of getting discouraged, the instructor and student can approach these moments with lightness and even humor. At the same time, a talented instructors will challenge you, while considering your unique limitations and difficulties. 

Email Mongoose Bodyworks to learn more about Pilates in Soho NYC

If you are considering embarking on a Pilates practice and want to start with a skilled and experienced instructor, email Mongoose Bodyworks today to set up an appointment with a certified Pilates instructor. All of the instructors at Mongoose Bodyworks are certified in the Pilates method and are dedicated to helping you learn this deep and effective method of body conditioning. Email us at We serve New York City and its surrounding areas.