Is mat or equipment Pilates better?

The fundamental Pilates workout can be performed on a Pilates mat alone, and great results can be achieved through beginner, intermediate and advanced moves. However, the various equipment pieces such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair incorporate light spring resistance that works like concentric and eccentric muscle contractions to safely sculpt, tone and stretch the muscles. The better workout is truly a personal decision. A qualified Pilates instructor can help you make this decision. We recommend you try each type and often times our clients combine styles.

How often should I do Pilates?

Like any exercise program, Pilates is a commitment. In order to see results, one must resolve ones self to work out on a consistent basis. Find the balance that works for you. We recommend 2-4 times per week. This kind of regular, consistent practice will help you make the mind-body connection. You should start seeing and feeling results in about 10 to 15 sessions.

What should I wear to class?

We recommend you wear comfortable clothing, but not to loose. It is important for the instructor to see your alignment. Shoes are not worn and socks should be worn to all classes for sanitary purposes. Long necklaces and large bracelets should not be worn and long hair should be tied back.

How do I get started?

We recommend our Introductory Package of 3 private sessions for $180.00. Our Introductory Package is designed to give you a feel for the Pilates method and Personal Pilates Studios. More importantly, the personal attention allows us the opportunity to see you move, identify your strengths, weaknesses, and get a better understanding of your personal fitness goals.

Pilates and pregnancy?

Women find Pilates to be one of the best exercise to do, both during and after pregnancy. Pilates is great at building core strength. If your abdominals, back and pelvic floor/kegal muscles are toned, they will support a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery. Pilates is also great for helping get back your figure after the baby. Another reason Pilates exercise is great for pregnancy it can be modified as your body and abilities change. The modifications help you keep the intent of the exercise, but adjust the form to work for your body.

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