A client who comes to my one hour Beginners-Improvers class once a week asked me recently ‘is once a week enough? Should I be practicing at home too?’
The answer to this will vary from one person to next. It all depends on what you what to get out of doing Pilates. Some people come to Pilates to gain strength, flexibility and to enhance there body shape while others come for rehabilitation or to improve back pain/joint restrictions. There are some great remedies on Complete Well Being for joint pain. Then there are some people who come to Pilates just to move and feel good with no fitness/health or asthetic goals in mind and for that group of people- once a week is perfect! Pilates can be effective over time even if you are just practicing once a week.