How Many Times A Week Should I Do Pilates?

If you are reading this blog, chances are that you are very new to the world of Pilates. Also, you must be pretty fired up to start engaging in this popular form of workout and may even be looking up Pilates classes in Dubai.

But amongst all the questions such as which class to choose, what outfit to wear, etc. there is one critically important question that you should consider.

“How many times a week should I do Pilates?”

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In the beginning, you will be pumped up with all the right intentions. Hence it’s only natural that you would want to do Pilates almost everyday in order to get the best results. But you will eventually realise that it is a pretty unsustainable way to do it.

As per most of the instructors teaching Pilates in Dubai, doing Pilates 2-3 times a week is ideal, but it can be modified depending upon your requirement and schedule. In fact, even Joe Pilates in his book “Return to Life Through Contrology” says:

If you will faithfully perform your Contrology exercises regularly only four times a week for just three months as outlined in RETURN TO LIFE, you will find your body development approaching the ideal, accompanied by renewed mental vigour and spiritual enhancement.Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain. And this by no means is the end.

What you need to do is make it a practice and not just a means to an end. Only then will it really help to change your life.


Some of the options for Pilates classes in Dubai that you can explore are:

● Semi-Private and Group Classes – If you don’t directly want to jump into a group class, you can start by taking semi-private Pilates classes with one of your friends. But you are comfortable, you can always jump into group classes such as those offered by PAD Pilates and Dance studio. Here, the trainers will make sure that you don’t get lost in the crowd while also allowing you to enjoy with your peers.

● Combination of Private and Group Classes – Another option can be to mix private and group classes. So if you want to do Pilates 4 times a week, you can schedule a private class for two days and go to a group class for the other two.

● A combination of Privates/Semi-Privates/Group classes and Self Practice – Now this may be more feasible when you are comfortable with doing Pilates, but is probably the best option out there. A healthy combination of self-practice alongside attending classes at a reputed fitness studio will ensure that not only you keep on learning new techniques but also become self-sufficient in doing the exercises.

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If you are searching for a Pilates class in Dubai, then look no further than PAD Pilates and Dance, the best Pilates studio in town.

As one of the leading studios for Pilates in Dubai, we believe in unlocking the potential that exists within you. Our customised and well-crafted mat and reformer Pilates plans will make you look forward to working out every day. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and homely – and we promise to be part of a community that will encourage and celebrate you and your body, everyday!

For booking a class today, give us a call at 04-2941745 or send us a message on WhatsApp at 971569054588.