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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Pilates Exeter

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Embarking on your Pilates journey in Exeter is an exciting step towards improving your flexibility, internal strength, posture, and overall biomechanical health. At Adele’s Pilates Exeter, we’re passionate about helping you achieve these benefits while guiding you to avoid common Pilates mistakes. However, it’s important to be aware of these pitfalls that can hinder your progress and impact your biomechanical health, costing you time and money.

Here are seven Pilates mistakes to avoid and how to protect yourself as you begin your Pilates journey:


1. Not Checking Your Biomechanics

Before starting any Pilates program, it’s crucial to ensure your biomechanics are in check and that you’ve been given the all-clear from your GP or physiotherapist. This preliminary step can prevent potential injuries and ensure Pilates is safe and beneficial for you.

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2. Skipping the Trial Classes

Dive into Pilates by testing our classes online. We offer free sessions on our YouTube channel, giving you a feel for Pilates and its benefits. Pilates is most effective when practised twice weekly, so consider subscribing to our YouTube channel for more workouts.

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3. Not Utilising Free Resources

Protect yourself by downloading our free Pilates class from our website This resource is a great way to start your Pilates journey from the comfort of your home, ensuring you’re ready and comfortable before moving on to more structured classes.

4. Choosing the Wrong Instructor

It’s essential to find an instructor you gel with. If you have clinical issues, a physio-based Pilates instructor might be perfect for you. However, if you’re looking for a group class with a mix of fun and exercise, you might prefer someone with a different approach. Spend time reviewing different instructors to find the best fit for your needs.

Meet Adele

Hello, I’m Adele, a Level 3 Pilates expert with over 25 years of experience specialising in Pilates biomechanics. My journey into Pilates began after a corporate burnout, leading to a profound physical and mental transformation. While sharing my expertise, it’s crucial to be aware of common Pilates mistakes that can impact your journey. Beyond my expertise in Pilates, I am also a qualified nutritionist and psychologist, integrating these disciplines into our wellbeing Pilates retreats. To learn more about me and my approach, please visit my profile.

My Teaching Approach

Our Pilates sessions are structured in short terms, allowing you to learn and build your skills gradually, ensuring your progress is both safe and effective. While focusing on refining techniques, enhancing body alignment, and perfecting breathing, it’s essential to be mindful of common Pilates mistakes. Over time, these practices will remarkably impact your strength, flexibility, and overall fitness.


5. Overlooking Instructor Qualifications and Experience

While qualifications are important, experience and breadth of knowledge are equally vital. Check how long your instructor has been teaching, their experience with special populations, and their range of expertise in various Pilates disciplines. This research can ensure you find an instructor who can cater to your specific needs and goals.


6. Feeling Overwhelmed by Starting

If you’re stressed or uncertain about beginning Pilates, consider our ‘Master Your Core: Essential Pilates Mat Work’ session. This equipment-free class is designed for all levels, focusing on core strength, flexibility, and total body conditioning. It’s a perfect way to start your Pilates practice, connecting with your core and discovering the benefits of Pilates mat work.


7. Worrying About Being a Beginner

Don’t let the fear of being new to Pilates deter you. Our classes cater to beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels, ensuring you’ll find your comfort zone quickly. Every exercise is adapted to meet you where you are in your fitness journey.

Welcome to Adele's Pilates in Exeter
Welcome to Adele’s Pilates

What Now?

Armed with this knowledge, you’re better prepared to avoid common Pilates mistakes and make the most of your Pilates experience. If you’re ready to achieve your fitness goals with Pilates, I invite you to book your sessions with us. I’m Adele, a Level 3 Pilates expert with over 25 years of experience in Pilates biomechanics. My journey from corporate burnout to finding peace and strength in Pilates has inspired me to help others on their path to wellness.

Ready to Join Us?

If you decide to embark on this transformative journey, remember that our Pilates spots are booked on a term basis, with prices adjusted as the term progresses. Find all the dates, prices, and details on our website,, and secure your spot by booking and paying online. Please check your inbox (and junk mail) for your receipt as confirmation of your place.

For any questions or to learn more about me and Pilates, email me at Your path to a revitalized body and peaceful mind starts here. Let’s transform together with Adele’s Pilates.

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Pilates family

Pilates retreats in Greece and Spain….

If you want to take your Pilates practice to the next level, check out our Pilates Wellness Retreats in Spain and Greece. While aiming for an elevated experience, it’s crucial to be mindful of common Pilates mistakes. You can learn more by visiting my website and clicking the ‘retreat’ tab on the top menu. Have you ever been on a retreat before? I’d love to hear from you.

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Why Choose a Pilates Retreat with Adele’s Pilates Exeter?

  • Expertise and Experience: With over 25 years of specialising in Pilates biomechanics, Adele brings a wealth of knowledge and a personal journey from burnout to radiant health. As a Level 3 Pilates expert, psychologist, qualified coach, and wellbeing specialist, Adele is passionately dedicated to creating a nurturing and enriching retreat experience.
  • Deep Replenishment in Spain: Join us from April 20th to 27th, 2024, for our ‘Deep Replenishment Immersion Pilates & Wellbeing Retreat’ under the blissful Spanish sun. Stay in a beautiful twin room with an en-suite & relaxation area, designed to fill you up body, mind, and soul after the long UK winter.
  • A Sanctuary of Support: Our retreats are safe havens for rest, relaxation, and profound personal growth. Every aspect of your being is welcomed and celebrated, fostering an environment of mutual support, self-compassion, and collective healing.

What to Expect Pilates Exeter:

  • Daily Pilates and Yoga Sessions: Start each day with morning meditation followed by Pilates sessions led by Adele and yoga in the afternoon to balance and enhance your practice.
  • Nourishing Meals and Free Time: Enjoy delicious, light snacks and meals prepared to support your wellbeing journey, with ample free time for relaxation, local excursions, or a good book.
  • Wellbeing Workshops: Participate in evening wellbeing sessions focused on various aspects of health, from stress management and sleep improvement to thriving in your daily life.

Booking Pilates Exeter and Retreat Details:

  • Limited Spaces: Our intimate retreats ensure personalized attention and a close-knit group experience. Spaces are filling up fast, so secure your spot today!
  • Retreat Dates: check my Pilates website for latest dates
  • Location: Our Spanish retreat will take place at Casa Libelula, a serene venue in Antequera, Málaga, offering the perfect backdrop for our journey.


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