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I have been taking private lessons and working with a reformer. It is expensive and I'm wondering if I need to continue or if I can get the same thing from mat classes?? Any suggestions??

Sat. Mar 17, 3:50pm

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Interesting. I was just looking online at local pilates studios this morning. I happened to notice that group lessons at these places are far less expensive than private lessons ($15 group session vs. $50 private session). Are group lessons an option?

Alternatively, you might try buying or renting a few pilates workout DVDs and seeing how you like the mat routines before you make any decisions. In my area, it is nearly impossible to find workout DVDs at local storefront video rental places. For renting, I'd suggest Netflix or Blockbuster Online. For choosing which DVDs, I'd suggest the ratings at and/or reading Amazon customer comments.

Saturday, March 17, 2007, 4:25 PM

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Pilates privates are a really good way to start doing Pilates because mat classes are usually too big for the instructor to notice if you've got the more subtle and basic aspects of your form right.

If all you want is general Pilates work to develop your core, then go ahead and switch to classes. Personally, I use pilates as physical therapy for minor chronic problems with great success (very rounded shoulders, turned-out trocanter causing foot problems, uneven hips, etc), and I can't get this from a class.

Saturday, March 17, 2007, 9:16 PM

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OP here

I am using Pilates as rehab for a lumbar herniation. I've had less tightness in my back since doing Pilates one on one.

Saturday, March 17, 2007, 9:34 PM

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Also check your library for Pilates dvds.

Monday, March 19, 2007, 5:31 PM

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