“Whenever you first start a new workout, it is always important to be properly taught in order to prevent injury and be the most effective in your workout. Seek out a couple classes in which you can get one on one training or pop into a couple classes to experience it,” Dorak says.
Once you’ve done that, you can start to master some moves in the comfort of your own home.
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Dorak has a few tips for doing pilates at home. One is to practise in front of a mirror to make sure that your alignment is correct, especially important because there is no one there to make sure your posture is correct.
“Take it slow and really feel what you are doing. Pay attention to your muscles working and which ones are supposed to be working. By mentally tapping into the engaging muscles, your muscles will work more effectively,” Dorak says.