Pilates Books and Videos vs. Lessons in the studio

Pilates books and videos can be great tools to help you remember what you're doing. Nothing replaces the eye of a qualified and experienced teacher. Your instructor can help deepen your practice by helping you identify the correct muscle groups to use, and deepen your awareness in areas you may be cheating and help correct those habits. Not every exercise is for every person. A qualified instructor may help you with modifications for your individual body. Utilizing the equipment and finding a qualified teacher can help you maximize the best out of your mat work and help you more clearly define your workout when out of the studio or traveling and you need to reference a dvd or book. One of my most favorite books is The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler