FAQ

How Quickly Will I See Results?
Joseph Pilates said “you’ll feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions and have a whole new body in 30 sessions.” Many clients have found this to be true and many start seeing results right away. More importantly, our clients feel better which keeps them coming back for more. Pilates helps to relieve chronic back pain, knee and joint pain.

Will Pilates Help My Back Pain?
Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle and controlled with no sudden jarring actions. Pilates focuses on abdominal strength, flexibility and posture, all of which help to alleviate back pain.

How Does Pilates Compare To Yoga?
In some respects, Pilates conditioning is like yoga. Both are considered mind-body type methods of movement, both emphasize deep breathing and smooth, long movements that encourage your muscles to relax and lengthen. The difference is that while yoga requires moving from one static posture to the next without repetitions, Pilates flows through a series of movements that are more dynamic, systematic and anatomically based. The goal with Pilates is to achieve optimal functional fitness.

Can I Do Pilates If I Am Pregnant?
It is not recommended that you begin a new exercise regime once you have fallen pregnant but if you have been exercising for a while, are fit and your doctor has given you the go ahead, you will find Pilates is one of the safest and best possible methods of exercise and relaxation for a pregnant woman. It will assist in making your pregnancy more comfortable and your delivery much easier. Once you have delivered and your doctor has agreed that you may once again begin exercising, Pilates is one of the best ways to return to your pre-pregnancy shape.

Up To What Age Can I Do Pilates?
Because Pilates was specifically designed to strengthen muscles and make you more flexible as well as work on developing the connection between your mind and body, Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for older people. It has a specific benefit to your circulatory system, your bones and joints become more resilient and your improved balance and co-ordination will help to prevent nasty falls which can be so debilitating as you age. Joseph Pilates was practicing his craft well into his eighties.