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 anyone can count. It can give you stamina, strength, flexibility, confidence, and equanimity.
Making Pilates a part of your life should always begin with proper 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 things that get in your way. 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.
Since Pilates is a comprehensive fitness 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 people and should have 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, that just means it’s time for a few laughs. But this shouldn’t mean that you and your instructor are giving up. Instructors should challenge you, while considering your unique limitations and difficulties.
If you are thinking about learning to do Pilates and want a great instructor, call to make an appointment with a certified Pilates instructor today. All of the instructors at Mongoose Bodyworks are certified in the Pilates method and are dedicated to helping you learn this amazing fitness technique. Give us a call at (212) 431-8377 and let us introduce you to the remarkable benefits of Pilates. We serve New York City and its surrounding areas.