Beginners Guide To Getting Started with Pilates - Katy Bath
5 Tips for Pilates at Home
I always love to teach Pilates to beginners and I make it my mission to make it inclusive and accessible for everyone. Whatever your fitness level, Pilates is easy to practice at home and I've got all you need to know to feel confident in getting started. Pilates will strengthen your whole body, improve stability, flexibility and mobility - all the while helping you to feel amazing in body and mind.
So if you're currently thinking of starting Pilates, check out these 5 tips to get off to the best start.
Tip #1 - Follow a beginner plan
Sounds obvious doesn't it, however I have met so many people that took the leap to try Pilates mislabelled as for beginners only to be left feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. My own experience of taking my first Pilates class put me off for years - it was a class for 'all levels' that moved far too quickly and left me feeling disheartened and keen to get out of the door!
My 21 day beginner program is created for complete beginners. It contains 3 x 20 minute workouts each week with optionals for the other days. It gives the right structure to learn different exercises, at the right pace and maintain consistency. The classes are designed to challenge (it's not meant to be easy!) but to leave you excited for the next class.
Tip #2 - Create a goal
Maybe your goal is to complete the beginner program, to be able to touch your toes or learn to headstand. Having a goal helps with motivation so I created a goal setting tool here and a tracker to help keep you motivated and accountable. I love to track my progress with videos and checklists.
"I just wanted to thank you. I completed my first ever full workout today with your 21 day beginners and the way you speak and encourage is just so kind and helpful. My goal is to complete week 1...one step at a time!." – Sofie - Online Studio Member