5 Key Benefits of Small Group Classes

There’s been a lot of research recently into the benefits of smaller class sizes on the academic performance of school students. Studies have proven that smaller class sizes increases student achievement, boosts grades and improves attendance records. [1]

When practicing Pilates and Yoga the benefits of smaller group classes can also be seen.

With less people in a group you are able to receive more individualised attention giving your instructor the space to focus on specific problems and assist more readily in stretching and proper alignment.

If you’re thinking of enrolling in a Pilates or Yoga class for the New Year, here are 5 key benefits of smaller group classes for you to consider:

Customised program

Being able to customise Pilates or Yoga exercises to the individual will allow you to maximise your workout. Everybody’s fitness goals are different. You may be doing Pilates to lose weight, tighten up specific areas or rehabilitate an injury. With smaller classes your instructor is able to customise exercises to suit your specific needs.

Greater Understanding

Smaller group classes afford your instructor a deeper understanding of your strengths and limitations. Smaller classes means more individualised attention. You won’t get lost in a crowd of people and your instructor is better able to track your progress and abilities.

Personalised Approach

Active Pilates group classes are limited to a maximum of 12 people per class. We stick to this limit because we want the ability to address our client’s distinct needs. This personalised approach allows you to feel safe and secure when you come to the studio, confident in the knowledge that we have the time and focus to provide you with a workout that suits you, not just a generalised class with routine exercises.

Transferable Environment

With smaller group classes it is much easier to move around. A balance of indoor and outdoor settings keeps things fresh and interesting and provides a more varied workout.  When indoors you have access to our equipment and studio environment, whilst outdoor training offers many benefits such as increased mental stimulation, exposure to Vitamin D and a healthy mood boost. [2]

Social Interaction           

Smaller classes provide an opportunity to connect with others that isn’t afforded with large, crowded classes. Smaller groups nurture collaboration and cooperation and allow you to forge relationships with greater ease. Because of our smaller groups we often find that our clients continue to build friendships with each other outside of their Pilates classes!

At Active Pilates our small groups of a maximum of 12 people are set up to ensure we can provide you with personalised attention and a customised exercise program that will suit your needs. We offer a supportive, calm and nurturing environment that will help you achieve your goals so you can feel good about your body and your mind.

Learn more about what you can expect from our classes.

[1] http://www.classsizematters.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/benefits-of-CSR-6-10.pdf

[2] http://the-fit-foodie.com/5-benefits-of-training-outdoors/