How to Get Started with Pilates in 3 Days or Less

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Pilates is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world, and for a good reason: it’s effective, efficient, and relatively low-impact. But for newcomers, starting a pilates routine can seem daunting. With so many videos, classes, and machines available, how can you be sure you’re picking the right one? And more importantly, how do you ensure you’re doing it correctly? In this article, we’ll walk you through how to start with Pilates in just three days or less.

1. What is Pilates?

young women smiling in pilates plank

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core muscles. Developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is now practiced worldwide. The exercises are designed to improve flexibility, posture, and strength. Pilates is usually done on a mat and using equipment such as reformers and trapezes.

2. Why is Pilates good for you?

Pilates is a great way to start your fitness journey for a few reasons. First, Pilates is a low-impact exercise, so it’s gentle on your joints. It’s also great for posture and can help to correct alignment problems. Second, Pilates is known for its ability to tone and sculpt the body without adding bulk. Finally, Pilates is challenging but rewarding, so you’ll likely stick with it once you start.

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3. What equipment do I need to start Pilates?

Pilates mat and magic circle

Pilates is an excellent exercise at home with hardly any equipment. However, there are a few basics that you might want to consider purchasing to make your Pilates experience more comfortable and complete. Some of this equipment includes a Pilates mat, a Pilates ball, and a Pilates band. If you’re starting, we suggest trying out our 5-Day SOFLY Private Pilates. It includes everything you need to get started, including a Pilates mat, ball, and band!

5. Where can I find more information on Pilates?

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Joseph Pilates developed Pilates physical fitness system in the early 20th century. It emphasizes using breath and core strength to support the body and improve coordination and balance. For more information on Pilates, we recommend visiting the following websites: the Pilates Foundation, Pilates Method Alliance, or the American Council on Exercise. You can also find tons of great tutorials on YouTube!


Pilates is a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness. It’s not as strenuous as other forms of exercise, so it’s a good choice for beginners. You don’t need a lot of equipment to get started, and there are plenty of resources available online and in-person if you want to learn more.


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