My daughter had a friend over the other day. She is 15 and has the body and mannerisms of a dancer. I asked this young lady if she took lessons and she said no, but she would have liked to. But now she thought it was too late. I told her that she could start now and if she was really motivated, she could have no problem making great progress.
This conversation mirrors what I think about Pilates. It is never too late to get the body working at its optimum level. Granted, starting when one is already fit is great, but one can start at any time and reap the benefits of a mindful movement practice. Over the years I have helped people get out of pain, I've helped people to become aware of postures that reinforce pain (so they can stop doing it) and I've guided many people through a regular pursuit of well-being and harmony that the human body is designed to experience.
Private training permits a person to quickly gain access into their particular needs, deviations and devises specific goals to orient them to a body in balance. The lessons learned in the Pilates studio can benefit the person in all of their other activities as well as routine activities. It is an investment in one's good health and will pay dividends into the future.