Studios are the best option for people who dont want to work out in their home, but do want to undergo the rigors of Pilates exercises under the guidance of experts and on the appropriate equipment.
There are studios in almost all major cities and towns, both in the U.S. and in Europe, that offer courses in Pilates. You can locate your nearest Pilates studio online or via a city guide or directory.
Many celebrities, including actors and athletes, have stepped through the doors of Pilates studios, gaining a new outlook on fitness.
Studios are well equipped with equipment, multi-media kits, mats, and well-qualified instructors. A studio can also be a social center, as it is the gathering place for many people with a common interest.
Some studios have workout areas for individuals and groups, and resting rooms.
Some studios also have their own store from where you can buy equipment, props and videos.
Studios offer one-on-one and group classes. These are conducted on the mat and on equipment.
Group classes can be the best option for many novice and intermediate Pilates enthusiasts. Aim to join classes have a manageable student-teacher ratio – perhaps not more than fifteen students per teacher, so the instructor can monitor each individual”s form and progress.
Keep in mind that separate classes are held for beginner, intermediate and advanced students, so that as you advance, you can join new classes.