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New To Pilates?

Welcome to the transformative world of Pilates, a 100-year tradition that enhances strength, flexibility, and overall wellness.

As a beginner, it’s essential to start with foundational exercises that set the groundwork for your Pilates practice. It’s why at Pronto we have created a detailed Orientation Class. Our orientation class will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of your classes.

This highly detailed video led class will break down how to use each part of the reformer and you’ll get to practice some basic moves.

Building on Your Confidence

We then encourage members to move to our Foundation Classes. Remember, mastering the basics will pave the way for more advanced moves later on, so take your time – we were all beginners at some point.

If you have any pre-existing health conditions or injuries, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before starting Pilates. Remember, Pilates is gentle on the joints, making it suitable for most people, but safety always comes first!

Adding Layers and Advancing Your Practice

As you become more comfortable with Pilates, you’ll naturally want to challenge yourself and take your practice to the next level. That’s the beauty of Pilates—it grows with you! And this is where our Open Classes come in.

Explore different variations of exercises, or simply try the harder spring options. Using props like hand weights and the pilates circle also adds a new challenge! As your strength improves, you’ll notice that you can take on more advanced moves that once seemed out of reach. So keep challenging yourself and celebrate your progress along the way!

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, there’s always something new to learn and explore in the world of Pilates. So get those grippy socks on, get ready to move, and enjoy every moment of your Pilates adventure!

If you have a question, please contact us and we’ll respond to you, pronto!



Below is a selection of FAQs asked by new Pilates students. You can find a longer list of FAQs on our membership and pricing page.

What is a Reformer?
The Reformer is the best known and most popular Pilates equipment. It’s a platform bed (about 2m long and 0.7m wide) with a selection of springs that you can adjust for each exercise based on your level of strength and skill. Designed by Joseph Pilates around 100 years ago… it has gone through many refinements since then.

Is reformer Pilates suitable for beginners?

Pilates reformers are great for beginners, but it’s essential to book into one of our orientation classes first. This will get you off to a safe and confident start.

Does reformer Pilates include much variety?

Yes, reformer offers an amazing variety of exercises. And you get to choose your level of difficulty and resistance based on your fitness goals.

How long are reformer classes?

Most studios offer classes between 30 – 50 minutes. At Pronto Pilates, as the name suggests, our classes are 40 minutes. Many students say our format is more challenging than other studios and so, even the shorter workouts will test you!

Is the reformer safe for people with back or neck pain?

Many people with back, neck or joint pain are told by their healthcare providers that Pilates will help them. Of course, you should seek professional healthcare advice first if you have any concerns about current or old injuries.

If you have a question that we haven’t answered, please contact us and we’ll respond to you, pronto!

Loving it!

Great variety of classes, easy to follow and choice of class times is great and works with my schedule. Jazz L.

Pronto is the best!

I absolutely love it! It’s just like having an in person instructor but a third of the cost.Annabel K.

Pilates For Beginners | Pronto Pilates