- Who is Pilates good for?
Pilates is good for anyone who wants to have a stronger, more heathy body. Men and
women will both benefit from the invigorating workout. As you develop your powerhouse,
giving you a strong stabile core, you will grow longer and leaner, creating stronger
more flexible muscles.
Pilates is a well-rounded, full-body workout and is the perfect choice as a person's
only form of exercise. It is also wonderful for athletes who focus on a single sport.
Pilates will work to correct the imbalances created by performing the same sport
over and over. Pilates will help take your sport to the next level!
- How many times a week should I come?
This depends on how much other physical activity you have in your day-to-day life.
If you are very active and Pilates is one of many forms of exercise you practice,
you may find that one or two times a week is a good complement to your existing
workout. If Pilates is your only form of exercise, or the main one, you may find
that you want to come in two or three times a week. It also depends if you are looking
to maintain your body or change your body.
- Can I do Pilates while preganant?
If you are a regular practioner and have developed a strong powerhouse, you are
encouraged to continue your practice through your pregnancy to maintain your strength.
Doing so can help to aleviate back problems, siatic nerve pain and other common
complaints associated pregnancy. However, you cannot begin practicing Pilates
after becoming pregnant; doing so can cause serious health concerns.
- Is it like yoga?
Yes and no. Pilates is like yoga in that you are stretching, moving and conditioning
your body to become more flexible, freeing you to move as you desire. However, it
differs in that Pilates emphasizes strengthening as much as it does stretching.
In Pilates, you develop a strong powerhouse—or core—while working and
stretching your entire body. Yoga can also sometimes have a more spiritual element
whereas Pilates is more structural. Pilates is a mindful exercise that will increase
your mental focus placing you in the moment here and now. Put simply: Pilates is
more German and Yoga is more Indian.
- How soon should I eat before coming to Pilates?
Although every body is different and has different requirements, generally it is
good to have a light, healthy snack or meal about one to one-and-a-half hours before
your session. You want to have something in your system that your body can burn
while you workout but you don’t want a heavy, full stomach that will make you uncomfortable
as you workout.
- Will I leave a session exhausted?
Clients find they leave the session more energized and with a refreshed mental focus,
ready to tackle the day.
- How long are the sessions?
Sessions are 55 minutes.
- Can you find a duet partner for me?
Yes, we can match you with a partner if there is someone at your level who is also
looking for a Duet partner. However, most Duets are formed by friends or family
members who enjoy working out together.
- What are your hours?
We are open Monday through Saturday by appointment.