Pilates On A Budget: What To Do If You Can’t Afford To Start

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Jason Knee


If you’ve taken an interest in starting up Pilates but don’t have a large budget for things like fitness classes or equipment, then you’re in luck.

One of the best things about Pilates is that it’s accessible to everyone, regardless of what you can afford – as the only equipment you one hundred percent need is a mat. That’s all!

So even if you can’t fit weekly classes or a Pilates Reformer into your budget, here’s what you can do to get started with Pilates.


Do your research.

Whether you choose to pick up a book or do your research online, you should ensure you’ve read up on the basics of Pilates before getting started. Try to learn what it is, how it affects your body and the safety precautions you should be taking while doing your Pilates workout. You could even watch a few videos of other people doing Pilates to get a feel of what it’s all about.

By getting clued up on the basics before you start the physical workout, you’ll be able to head into it in a better, safer and more confident state of mind.


Give videos or DVD tutorials a try.

There are hundreds of videos and DVDs out there that focus on Pilates techniques and training. YouTube is a great choice, as you can browse through as many videos as you want until you find a routine you enjoy that works for you. If you don’t like the first one you find, you can always keep searching. Different instructors and presenters have their own individual styles, so look for one that’s compatible with your personality and of course your fitness level.

Plus, it’s completely free – providing you already have an internet connection.


Look at lesser known studios or gyms.

If you don’t like the idea of going it alone but find classes at ‘brand name’ gyms to be too costly, consider looking for lesser known studios or gyms. Many small or independent fitness venues provide classes at a much lower rate than the big names.

Another option is to track down some independent Pilates instructors, as they may offer regular classes in outside venues such as church halls or school gymnasiums. These will usually cost a lot less than a gym-based class.


Purchase equipment online.

While Pro Active Pilates Equipment Australia offers a range of Pilates equipment including Reformers and Trapeze Tables, we also stock the basics that you’ll need to get started.

In the ‘Accessories’ section, you’ll find a Yoga Mat – suitable for both Yoga and Pilates. For just $34.95, you can order the only absolutely essential you need to start your Pilates journey to health and fitness.


To learn more about the range of products we offer at Proactive Pilates Equipment Melbourne, take a look at our online store or get in touch if you need our help with anything at all. We wish you the best of luck getting started.

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