We recommend that absolute beginners take 2-3 private sessions before advancing to semi-private and group mat classes. You can start Pilates by taking mat classes if you do not have any major injuries. Please discuss this with a Pilates teacher before your first class.
If you are new to Pilates, but you are used to exercising with your bodyweight, we recommend doing 3-5 Mat or Reformer Intro classes. These classes are designed to introduce you to the Pilates method foundations, the breath and neutral spine positions in a slower paced class. Once you feel comfortable you will easily progress to Mat or Reformer Beginner level.
If you have practiced Pilates before but haven’t done it for a while, start with a Level 1 and progress to Level 2 when you feel strong and confident. Discuss with your teacher if you are unsure.