1. Who can do Pilates?
Pilates is good for everybody. No matter what your age, currents fitness level, body type, Pilates is a safe and effective whole body workout. Whether you are recovering from an injury or illness, suffering from low back pain, having a poor posture, training for an athletic event or just want to stay in great shape, Pilates is a fun, challenging way to keep yo optimal fitness and well-being.
2. How do I get started?
The best way to start is to take a few private Pilates sessions. It will allow us to:
- discuss health history, specific needs
- assess your posture
- introduce fundamental principles of Pilates
- design your individual program, setting your goals
If you have no injuries and you are in good health you can choose private, semi-private or group class (maximum 4 people). It could be any combination of classes.
3. How often should I practice Pilates?
The answer is simple - as often as you can! 2-3 times a week will bring quicker and very noticeable result. Be prepared to have your "homework" (specific exercises for needs only). For some people 1 weekly private session and 10-15 minutes but every day suit best.
4. Can I loose weight by doing Pilates?
NO. But very soon you will see the body changes: smaller waist, thinner and more toned legs, the impression of being taller. To maximize your results: stick to your recommended eating plan, combine you Pilates sessions with weekly cardiovascular exercises. If you want to reshape your body make a full commitment to the program. You have nothing to loose except weight!
5. What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows the body to move without restriction. No shoes, we recommend you wear socks for hygienic reasons.
6. Can I do Pilates after being injured?
If you are injured you should consult your doctor to determine what exercise is safe for you to do.
Pilates is great for injury rehabilitation and prevention because it is adaptable enough to work around many injuries. Clients still get a good workout.