Got a question? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.
What if I am out of shape or injured?
You don’t have to be flexible or ‘in-shape’ to start Pilates. We would love to help you work on your flexibility, your strength and improve your overall fitness level. We offer modifications to many exercises and encourage you to move at your own pace.
What if I have an INjury?
Many injuries are caused by imbalances or stress. Pilates can provide you with a corrective exercise program to achieve balance, relieve stress, recover and prevent further injuries. We ask that clients with health issues, injuries or chronic pain consult their physician before beginning any new exercise program. We can coordinate with your provider (doctor or physical therapist) to provide you with a safe and comprehensive program.
I am PREGNANT. Can i still do pilates?
Yes, our instructors are trained in pre- and postnatal exercise. Pilates is gentle on the joints and strengthens the deep abdominals and pelvic floor. This helps you to stay strong and relaxed throughout pregnancy whilst preparing your body for birth. We recommend that you consult with your doctor before you begin any exercise program and if possible introduce Pilates early in your pregnancy. Please tell your instructor if you are pregnant, so modifications can be provided during your class/session.
Is pilates good for men?
Absolutely, in fact, Pilates was created by a man. We encourage you to join us to improve flexibility, gain strength and improve your fitness and/or recover from an injury.
What is the difference between pilates and yoga?
:Pilates and Yoga are both mind-body exercises. Some of the major differences are: 1) Yoga has been around for thousands of years whereas Pilates is only fairly recent, having been developed in the 1900's. 2) Yoga includes a strong pilosophical component. The movement/exercise component (Asana) is only one of the eight limbs of Yoga 3) Pilates uses specialised apparatus which rely predominately on springs. Both Pilates and Yoga use props. 4) Pilates works from the centre of your body outward. It works from your core and will result in a strong, lean, and flexible body.
How often should i come to see results?
Everybody is different and it depends on your fitness level and desired results. Regardless of whether you want to improve your fitness level or recover from an injury – if you are more consistent, you will see better results more quickly. We generally recommend attending classes two to three times per week. In a short period of time you should have an increased body awareness, strength, flexibility and feel a general increase in energy.
What are the age limits for doing pilates?
Children as young as six can do the mat work. For apparatus work, the body needs to be more developed, and the bones hardened. People in their 90′s have started Pilates with surprising results.
I take mat classes. How is a workout with equipment different?
The equipment was developed to help people gain strength and flexibility for the mat work. Doing mat work correctly is extremely difficult and takes a strong, well-developed body. The various apparatus helps to target specific muscle groups that need strengthening or loosening.
Do i need to wear grip socks for pilates?
We require you to wear socks for hygiene reasons when you have your feet in the straps. Other than that, bare feet are fine provided your feet have a clean bill of health. If you are wearing socks whilst standing on the equipment, we prefer that you wear non-slip socks. They allow for a comfortable workout with minimal slippage. You can bring your own (we have storage space where you can leave your socks in the studio). We also have non-slip socks for purchase.
How can I get started?
Call or visit our bookings page today. We’d love to show you the art of Pilates and how it can change your life. We’ll book in a time for you to come to the studio for an initial consult and discuss different packages and class types.
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