Tailored Syllabus, Month By Month
Each month your instructor will prepare a new custom-tailored
syllabus for your month of lessons. Please try to be consistent
with your practice (2-3 lessons a week) so that you can progress.
If you have a specific goal for the month (preparation for a
skiing trip, marathon, golf tournament, tennis match etc) or
general goal (desire to improve posture, balance, stamina, coordination
etc.) please let your instructor know when scheduling your lessons
so that she may take that into consideration when planning your
By making a commitment to
your instructor with your schedule one month at a time, she
can provide you with lessons that have distinct themes and
well thought out endings that will leave you with a better
understanding of how to incorporate Pilates into every minute
of your day. When Pilates is done correctly with skilled instruction
and original equipment, it becomes an investment that enhances
At your initial assessment you will receive a matwork chart.
If you are scheduling less than three private lessons a week,
it is strongly recommended that you do the Pilates matwork
at home so that you can still get a combined total of three
workouts a week. The chart is merely a guide to help you learn
the order, names and repetitions of the exercises. Please do
not do any exercise on your own if you have not already worked
on it with your instructor. Taking an active part in your
Pilates education is a wonderful way to make the most of your
investment in your health and well-being.
Christina has streamlined
a syllabus for her students that goes to the essence of Pilates.
And as with all that is classical, great preparation and sweat
equity goes into it! -Clara Gibson-Maxwell, dancer/choreographer