Mini eCourse – Getting Started
  1. To start, read through all the information and exercises and get an idea of what is involved.
  2. Put aside 30 minutes a day, 3 to 4 times a week for practicing (see weekly program below). Enter the times in your diary NOW so you will actually do it!
  3. Ideally obtain a good exercise mat that gives plenty of protection to your skeleton. Not less than 6mm thick and preferably more like 10mm thick. A nice thick soft rug will often suffice until you can get a mat.
  4. Find a clear space and a peaceful location to exercise. Escape the phone and interruptions.
  5. Wear some comfortable clothes that allow free movement. You may be best without socks or shoes to be comfortable and to make sure your feet don’t slip.OK. You’re ready to get going!
  6. Practice getting down to the mat and back up again using the technique described in exercise 1.

Weekly Program

Week 1 & 2 Target working through the ecourse exercises in order starting at number 1 for the minimum number of repetitions described up to and including exercise 11. Refer to the Fundamental Principals bonus video series for further guidance with some of the ecourse exercises. The carry on to complete all the Fundamental Principals video exercises.  Do as many of the exercises you can within a half hour practice session. Exercise 3 times in week one and four times in week two. Make sure you are well practised in all the exercises. Practice slowly and very carefully for at least two weeks before moving on to anything else.

Week 3 Undertake exercises 1 to 10, 12, 13 and then finish with the Shell Stretch (exercise 11). Practice three times this week.

Week 4 Repeat as week 3. Practice four times this week.

Week 5 Repeat as week 4, but extend the program to include exercises 14 and 15. Practice three times this week.

Week 6 Repeat as week 5, but extend the program to include exercises 16 and 17. Finish by repeating exercise 11 (the Shell Stretch) at the end of your session. Practice three times this week.

Week 7 Repeat as week 6, but practice four times this week.

Week 8 Repeat as week 7, but extend the program to include exercises 18 and 19. Practice three times this week.

Week 9 Repeat as week 8, but extend the program to include exercises 20, 21, 22. Practice three times this week.

Week 10 Repeat as week 9, but practice four times this week.

Week 11 Congratulations! Now graduate to one of the MyPilatesClub online Video Coaching Programs. If you have a history of general lower back pain, join the Back Care Program. If you are otherwise quite healthy, join the Beginners Program. Use the special links below to get Premier Membership for a super low price as a thank you from us for being a valued client.

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About Pilates

So many people around the world have benefitted from the experience of regular involvement with Pilates. Young and old, super-celebrities, famous dancers, athletes, top-flight sports people… We want to be part of the movement that really opens up the availability of Pilates to help as many people as possible. Now it’s your turn to really get to know a little more about what Pilates is and how it can benefit you. So, we invite you to read on through the sections that follow. From a brief look at the fascinating history of how the technique was originally developed by Joseph Pilates, through details about what the teachings can do for you and how to go about participating. Please take the time to [...] Learn more...

Why buy an MPC course? I could get a cheap DVD!

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Weight Loss

It should always be borne in mind that we should all be concerned with the basics of good nutrition and regular exercise throughout our lives. However, there are times that many of us are affected by circumstances that mean we have strayed above our ideal weight. Weight loss is therefore a matter of carefully adjusting our entire lifestyle to gradually restructure our body. Part of that plan will involve dietary alterations to kick the bad habits and learn to enjoy healthy foods more. Other aspects involve detoxification of our systems, relaxation, proper rest through quality sleep and of course by building into our lives the correct exercise our body craves. So, lets begin … … take a look at the information we’ve prepared [...] Learn more...

Is Pilates easy exercise?

Well – yes and no. Pilates is about careful, slow, gentle movement and not the massive, rapid, demanding actions found in some sports or other exercise disciplines. But whilst it is a gentle form of exercise, the precision and control of body movement required is quite high. This takes careful practise and the development of good muscular strength, control and co-ordination to be able to master the movements. Thankfully, the exercise modules we have designed are very carefully structured to lead you on a journey of physical development. It cannot be emphasized enough that the modules must be followed exactly as presented and practised to steadily build up your abilities. (Naturally – if there is any movement that causes pain then [...] Learn more...

What Can Pilates Do For Me?

This is an easy question to answer, but the end results will not be achieved without effort and close attention to the lessons over a sustained period, so that Pilates becomes a normal part of all that you do in your everyday life. That way you can continually be energised in body and mind; with an ensuing enhancement of spirit. So, to answer the question: When followed correctly Pilates can help you achieve the following:- Release from pain Certain of the exercises demonstrated can help to ease back pain, pain in joints, discomfort and pain encountered during and after preganacy. Take careful note however, that the exercise needs to be focused on the particular pain. You cannot assume that all [...] Learn more...

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How to Get Started With Pilates

Before starting any new exercise regime it is important to be sure you are fit enough and will not cause yourself harm. Our advice to any new student is to have a medical check up by your doctor. Explain in detail to them what you propose to do and make sure they are happy for you to get started. To prepare for Pilates, it's useful to consider clothing, equipment, location and so on. It’s actually very easy to make a start, so don’t be put off. Where to Exercise You will benefit from finding a quiet space to exercise in. If possible, try and shut yourself away in an area which is free of clutter and distractions, where you will not be [...] Learn more...

Registration: -> Enrol Here For Membership of MyPilatesClub <-

NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT Choose from the membership options below. The options are currently either Beginners Pilates (BP) or Back Care Pilates (BCP). The prices on this page are all discounted and you receive TWO WEEKS FREE, paying only $9 for the first month (that’s less than half price). You will also receive the FREE bonus products listed further down this page. Just click on the JOIN NOW button for the selection that suits you best. If you have struggled with back pain, go for the Back Care option. Otherwise, start off with the Beginners. You will then be taken through a secure transaction process operated by PayPoint.net (Metacharge). Trusting the payment transaction is successful, you will receive a payment confirmation email from [...] Learn more...