Your Pilates Schedule: How Many Times A Week Should I Do Pilates?
Ahhh, the magic question! How many times should you do Pilates per week? Should you do Pilates every day or is that too much? Is once a week enough or are you wasting your time?
The answer...this depends on what your goals are! But ultimately, doing Pilates once a week will absolutely not be a waste of your time and any form of movement is beneficial. The main thing is, you need to stay consistent in order to see results, which is the same for any type of exercise.
Completing a Pilates class once a week will still help to build your strength, improve your flexibility and mobility but if you want faster results, you should complete your Pilates practice more often - Joseph Pilates himself recommended 4 times a week!
Pilates is one of the safest forms of exercise you can do and there is nothing to stop you from doing a class every day if you want to, but keep your workouts varied so you can complete a good mix of exercises and can balance any intensity with some relaxation as well.
Joseph Pilates said "In 10 sessions you will feel the difference. In 20 sessions you will see the difference. In 30 sessions, you'll be on your way to having a whole new body."
Obviously Joseph Pilates was writing in a slightly different time and was using a range of equipment during the sessions, some of which you may see in your classes but others not so much. However, it is still true that you will start to see and feel results if you stay consistent and complete your Pilates practice regularly.
The short answer to this question is...you can do as much Pilates as you want! If you can fit in more than one session a week, that's great. Even if you just do 10 minutes a day, you can spend the time on your mat, moving your body and feeling great.
Not sure where to start? Drop me a comment or a message and I would be happy to help!
See you on the mats.