Pilates was developed back in the early 1900s by a man named Joseph Pilates. He never trademarked his method before he passed away, so the direction of Pilates practice was left up to his students and how they personally practiced Pilates. The purpose and basic method of Pilates is generally the same across the board: Pilates practice focuses on increasing core strength and correcting muscle imbalances in the body to improve posture, muscle control, and reduce injury. However, the practice of each Pilates instructor varies, and finding the right Pilates instructor for you will depend on your personal preferences.
The most important thing to consider when finding a Pilates instructor is the level of training the instructor has completed. Pilates instructors should complete some sort of instruction course and have certification so you know they have been properly trained. You’ll want an instructor who knows proper cues and sequences and knows how to instruct their students through a session with safety. Student safety is of utmost importance, and a Pilates certification will help you to know that your instructor will lead you through a routine safely.
There are many difference Pilates practices that all stem from the same basic methods, but emphasize various results. Some Pilates practices emphasize weight loss and toning while others focus on posture stabilization and neutral spine. The Pilates instructor you choose should line up with your end goal of practicing Pilates.
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