HOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS?
The sessions are 55 minutes long and vary in level, as each session is tailored specifically to you and designed to meet your individual needs and fitness goals.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE A PRIVATE OR SMALL GROUP SESSION AS OPPOSED TO A MAT CLASS?
A private or small group session can give you the one-on-one attention that is not possible in a mat class with multiple students. Pilates is a very precise discipline, and the specific cues and corrections received in a small setting can make a huge difference in your workout.
WHAT IS A REFORMER? What is a Tower?
Invented by Joseph Pilates , the reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it, called the carriage, which rolls back and forth on wheels. The carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. The springs provide choices of differing levels of resistance. One of the best things about the reformer is its versatility. Exercises can be done lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, perched on the footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with additional equipment, upside down, sideways and all kinds of variations thereof. In other words, the reformer can train many parts of the body in so many different ways with just one piece of equipment.
The Pilates tower is also know as the half trapeze. The trapeze tower was a direct adaptation by Joseph Pilates of a bed with a frame with springs attached to support or challenge traditional Pilates matwork. Just like the reformer, the Pilates tower uses springs for resistance. The tower has a spring bar and a push through bar which can be sprung from the top or the bottom as well as springs with hand/foot loops attached.
What is the Pilates chair?
Like the reformer, the Pilates chair is another of Joseph Pilates' resistance exercise machines. The Pilates chair is basically a box with one side that can be pressed down against the resistance of springs, like a large pedal. Sometimes the pedal portion is divided into two parts that can be worked independently.
Will it help me lose weight?
Pilates will provide the body with a longer and leaner appearance while toning and shaping the body. Increasing lean muscle mass significantly increases the body's calorie-burning potential to maximize weight loss.
How often should I train?
Results of Pilates training depend on a person's lifestyle and the frequency of workouts as with any form of exercise. The suggested frequency is 2-3 times per week to see & feel significant results most efficiently. As Joseph Pilates said, "In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body."
Can I do Pilates if I have any injuries or physical limitations?
There are always modifications to the exercises to help and not aggravate an existing injury or physical limitation. Pilates is rehabilitative for many back and muscular injuries as it is a low impact form of exercise focused on strengthening and aligning the body.
Do I need any equipment or special clothing?
For a mat workout, you will need a soft exercise mat and comfortable clothing that you can move in easily. As the training progresses, fitness props can be incorporated such as a fitness circle, physioball, theraband, foam roller, and hand weights to challenge the body by increasing resistance & deepening the intensity level of the exercises. These props will be provided by the instructor.
Can I do Pilates with a friend or spouse?
Doing Pilates with others is a wonderful and cost-saving way to exercise and often provides extra motivation to keep you committed to the practice.
Can I do Pilates if I am pregnant or just had a baby?
Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for pregnant women as well as women who have recently given birth. It increases the strength of the abdominal muscles, back and pelvic floor. Pregnant women need to submit a note from their doctor before starting Pilates.
I would love to workout, but is it babysitter-worthy?
I know how hard it is for moms to find time to exercise. I would be happy to train you while your child is playing nearby. My goal is for you to have an effective workout, in a place where you are comfortable.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Sessions must be canceled within a 24-hour period prior to the scheduled session or the full price of the session will be charged. If you have a package, the session will be applied.