7 Tips for Your First Pilates Session

With its fancy-looking machines and dedicated private studios, Pilates can seem intimidating and shrouded in mystery. But it’s actually meant to be just the opposite! Pilates was created with the intent to balance and strengthen ALL OF US—not just dancers or elite athletes.

Don’t let the fear of the unknown deter you from trying this empowering, uplifting form of exercise. I’ve been there. I’ve stood outside looking into many a Pilates studio, only to turn around and walk away. But finally one day I did commit, but I’m sure glad I did. I loved it so much, I became a Pilates teacher and eventually a studio owner. And I wonder, “What the heck took me so long?”

Take a look at these 7 tips that will help prep you for a great first Pilates session, and sustain a joyous and zest-ful future practice.

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Krista Knudsen Thomas