Pilates for Life studios differ in terms of fees, so find out how much each of the studio that you inquire will charge you for membership, and then make the comparison. It is not essential that you go for the lowest priced class, because there are other factors worth considering along with the membership fee. An example is the location of the studio. It should be in a place that is not too far from where you reside, so it will be convenient for you to visit, and your transportation expenses will not add to the cost of your Pilates exercises.
Select a Pilates for Life studio that is quire roomy, to give you enough room to move around freely. There should be mats and rugs provided where you and your instructor can sit. Actually, these mats and rugs are already part of your fees paid, so they should really be included when you train for your Pilates exercises. Check the illumination of the room. Is it too bright? Too dim? It should be bright enough, and will be better if there is sunlight coming through. Most studios have mirrors on their walls; these will help you see how you make the right forms during the exercises. If the studio has no provision for music, you may be permitted to bring in your own system; better check on this, to be sure.
Pilates for Life is not a program which is fully standardized, so it is important that before making a decision to sign up, you make a research about the instructor/s including their credentials. You should have complete information about the person who will act as your coach during the Pilates exercises. Consider his number of years experience as an instructor and also his field of specialization. His experience and expertise will have a strong bearing when you assess the quality and nature of training that they will give you. You may want to observe the exercise classes being conducted on the studio before you enroll, so you will see how it is done and how the instructor does his coaching and whether you will consider it suitable to your needs.
Inquire also if you will be coached by the same instructor during the entire course of the program, or there will be different instructors every time. It is better if you will have one trainer for the full duration of the exercise program; you get familiar with the method of training and you also develop and establish personal rapport. Another thing to consider is the time of the day to do your exercise. If you want to improve your flexibility, mornings are ideal to do the exercise. For general strengthening and muscle toning, the best time will be during noontime or early evening.