VALLEYBROOK PILATES WILL PAUSE LIVE OPERATIONS UNTIL APRIL 1ST FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND CLIENTS.
Private one-on-one appointments vs. Semi-private group appointments
Private lessons are the most effective way to learn and practice the classical Pilates method to progress to more advanced levels and formaximum effectiveness. We always recommend to our new clients, to begin with 5 private one on one lessons initially so we can makesure you are building a solid and safe foundation for your practice. Click here for our Introductory 5 private lesson package.
Semi-private group lessons are the next best thing to privates but are more affordable and allow for friends and family to work out together. The groups are limited to 2 to 4 participants, and each person will be taught to their own ability and needs, but without 100% of the attention by the instructor.
Private/Semi-privates vs. Classes
In theory, classes are to practice what you have learned in your private or semi-private lessons. Because classes can accommodate more people, attention by the instructor is broad based and class follows a designated format, or plan, determined by the instructor and the level of the class. There are over 500 different moves in the classical Pilates repertoire, and classes can only allow for a fraction of those to be taught. This is because it is not safe to teach some of the more complicated Pilates exercises in a group class. Taking private or semi-private lessons in addition to classes will enable you to learn more of the exercises and to practice Pilates on a deeper and more focused level than just taking classes alone.
If you are looking for a semi-private group to join, call us and we will be happy to help you. Or you can start your own with a group of family or friends.