Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often should I do Pilates?
Pilates is safe enough to do every day. Consistency is important to promote changes to your body; then a good goal is to do it every other day.
Q: How many people are in a class?
This depends on the session you choose. Studio classes are a ratio of 1:4, Pilates Bootcamp are a ratio of 1:15. We can arrange individual classes by appointment only.
Q: What do I wear to Pilates?
Like most forms of exercise, you will be moving and stretching so wear clothes that you are comfortable exercising in.
Q: Pilates machines look like torture devices! Why would i want to get on something like that?
Some Pilates equipment can look like some kind of medieval torture device, which is ironic because it makes you feel so good. The most commonly used devices include the 'reformer', the 'cadillac' and the common 'pilates mat'. There are several other pieces of equipment that are used too.
Q: How is Pilates different from other forms of exercise?
Pilates is different from most exercises out there because it's non-impact and safe, for your joints. It encourages you to work your body as a whole, isolating muscles to build endurance. Throughout the exercises focus on your posture and alignment is critical and programs work your body evenly and in symmetrically, making sure one side is not working harder than the other.
Q: What would you say is the key difference between Yoga & Pilates?
There's definitely a mind-body connection and a very similar fluidity in both. But one difference is that there's a whole line of equipment in Pilates that doesn't exist in yoga, so it provides a different angle: You're doing exercises with the assistance and resistance of springs and pulleys. The springs may assist you or they may make an exercise more difficult, depending on the exercise.