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Routines Recommended

How often should you take classes?

You may find it challenging to set up a routine around your exercise at home. How often should you take classes for best results? Have a look at our routine suggestions for each level. 

 

Remember though, most likely there will be weeks ​when life gets in the way or you are feeling unwell. That's ok! Just remember to listen to your body and give it rest when it needs it. Also, doing a little something is always better than doing nothing at all :) 

If you're struggling and need a bit of motivation boost, why not check the Forum page? Peer support helps! 

Weekly Routine recommendation for Beginners (Level 1)
  • At the start: Ideally attend a New joiners: Premium Pilates Basics class . If you can't manage live classes, we'll soon be adding Pilates Basics videos! After you've gone over the Basics, start with Strong Foundations 1 Class 1 video.

  • One Strong Foundations video class at least once a week.  It won't be too strenuous really, but there's a lot to learn and think about while doing the exercises, so allow yourself time. You may even want to take the same video class twice before moving onto the next class in the series. See how you feel! You can also join a Pilates Level 1 live online class alongside taking video classes. 

  • If you invest in a half foam roller, we warmly recommend taking one of the Pilates with a Foam roller videos a week as well as Strong Foundations classes. A foam roller is a fantastic tool to learn technique. One Strong Foundations class + one Foam roller class a week is a great combination, and you will notice your TVA getting stronger quicker.

  • If you can manage live classes, take one Premium Beginner class ideally once a week. If that's not possible for you, try take one at least once a month so Anna can check your alignment.

  • One Barre a week (live or video), that is if you enjoy Barre!

  • If you have time, do one Body Conditioning & Recovery class a week (live or video)

  • Over Week 8 Recovery Week, focus on taking Massage & Stretch classes for different body areas

  • Remember, this routine is only a recommendation! You may not have time to do everything, and that’s absolutely ok! Doing something is always better than doing nothing. 

Weekly Routine recommendation for Improver-Intermediate (Level 2-3)
  • At the start: Ideally attend a live online New Joiners: Premium Pilates Basics as a refresher.  Anna can then help choosing the right level for you and advise if you have any health concerns or limitations to movement. If you can't manage live classes, please watch the Pilates Basics videos that will soon to be added onto the Video Library. They will be a good refresher and you get to know the terminology Anna uses. It may be different to what your previous teacher has used. 

  • One or two Pilates Level 2-3 video classes a week, starting with Class 1 video of a currently running block. If you take 2 classes a week, you can add variety by taking video classes from a previous Block as well. You can also join a live Level 2-3 Pilates if you prefer. 

  • If you can manage live classes, take one Premium Pilates Level 1-2 or 3-4 class ideally once a week. If that's not possible for you, try take one at least once a month so Anna can check your alignment.

  • One Barre, Barre+Core or a Full Body Burn class a week (live or video).

  • If you have the time, do one Body Conditioning & Recovery class a week (live or video)

  • Over Week 8 Recovery Week, focus on taking Massage & Stretch classes for different body areas

  • Remember, this routine is only a recommendation! You may not have time to do everything, and that’s absolutely ok! Doing something is always better than doing nothing. 

Weekly Routine recommendation for Intermediate-Advanced (Level 3-4)
  • At the start: Ideally attend a live online New Joiners: Premium Pilates Level 2-4.  Anna can then help choosing the right level for you and advise if you have any health concerns or limitations to movement. If you can't manage live classes, it's a good idea to watch the Pilates Basics videos that will soon be added onto the Video Library. You will get to know the terminology Anna uses, since it may be different to what your previous teacher has used. 

  • One or two Pilates Level 3-4 video or live class a week, starting with Class 1 video of a currently running block. We recommend taking both the "normal" Pilates and the Fast Paced Pilates class that will get your heart rate going! If you are keen to do even more, and Barre isn't your thing, you can take classes from previous Pilates blocks as well.  

  • If you can manage live classes, take one Premium Pilates Level 3-4 class ideally once a week. If that's not possible for you, try take one at least once a month so Anna can check your alignment.

  • One Barre, Barre+Core or a Full Body Burn class a week (live or video).

  • If you have the time, do one Body Conditioning & Recovery class a week (live or video)

  • Over Week 8 Recovery Week, focus on taking Massage & Stretch classes for different body areas

  • Remember, this routine is only a recommendation! You may not have time to do everything, and that’s absolutely ok! Doing something is always better than doing nothing.