Many clients choose to attend for Pilates instruction on a one-to-one basis. A full assessment is made by the instructor, who is also a physiotherapist, and then the client is guided through a programme of exercises and encouraged to work on them at home also.

A personal printout of the exercises may be provided, with useful notes and hints to ensure they are performed correctly. Follow-ups may be frequent or more spaced out, regular, or irregular, depending on the client’s condition, lifestyle and requirements. Instructor and client work together to achieve the best results.

Some people attend classes and then occasionally see the physiotherapist/pilates instructor for some more individual help with particular problems. The reformer is used sometimes for clients attending a 1:1 pilates session.