Does a Pilates workout ever get easier? How do I progress beyond a beginner level?
One of the best parts of a Pilates practice is that there are no numbers attached. As clients get stronger the progress is measured by activities not the amount of resistance. Once a client who started doing Pilates after a back injury, came into the studio very excited. She said “On Thanksgiving I pulled a huge Turkey out of the oven and lifted it to the counter by myself!” As a Pilates practice progresses the measures come from life not from numbers. When an exercise gets too easy, an instructor will not ask for more repetition, she will give a new exercise, or she will add a proprioceptive challenge (like trying that exercise standing on one leg). Clients are encouraged to notice how their body feels instead of counting repetitions.