How well trained is your Pilates class instructor?

Filed under: Pilates News — Cathy on June 30, 2009

As the popularity of Pilates classes in Pilates classes pilates classes Pilates classes has grown, so has the number of Pilates classes and as a result the number of Pilates-related injuries has also grown.

It has been reported in the media recently that fewer than 40 per cent of the 16,000 or so Pilates instructors are trained to an adequate level. There are a number of Pilates classes that have too many students to just one instructor, which adds to the risk of potential injuries as attendees cannot receive the required level of supervision.

The popularity of Pilates can be seen by a quick search on the internet, even for localised terms such as ‘Pilates classes in Pilates classes in Preston pilates classes Preston’ or ‘Pilates classes in Pilates classes in Blackburn pilates classes Blackburn‘.

As Pilates increases in popularity it is important to ensure its reputation is not damaged by a few improperly trained instructors or inadequate supervision in the Pilates classes. Ideally, there should be no more than 16 participants in a Pilates class.

Pilates is based on holistic health using specific breathing techniques. When taught properly by experienced and qualified instructors, Pilates is designed to uniformly develop a body with low impact exercise and balance, targeting the deep core muscles and is thus suitable for all ages and abilities.

When you search for Pilates classes, be certain to find trainers with more than just a weekend qualification. Properly qualified instructors with high quality Pilates classes will be only too happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Charlotte Hopkinson