What Can Pilates Do for Me?
Improve posture, Build core strength, Add muscle without bulking up, Increase flexibility, Improve balance and coordination, Develop neglected muscles, Retrain faulty movement patterns, Improve range of motion, Develop a sense of body awareness, Help prevent muscle and joint injury, Prevent or Improve back pain, Stand taller with confidence, Stress relief, Overall physical fitness, Develop a centered self, Create a mind-body connection.
Why use the equipment?
Classical pilates incorporates many different apparatuses, each with a unique purpose! Equipment uses spring tensions to allow for assistance and resistance and straps for your hands and feet for certain exercises. This is smart weight resistance exercise! Equipment challenges and supports your body as you learn to move more efficiently while building strength and length.
Is it Safe?
Pilates is a safe, low-impact form of exercise for most people. It is wonderful to use preventatively, post-injury, and during or after a pregnancy. As with many exercise programs however, there are risks of injury. If you have medical problems or recent surgery that restricts you from working out, you need to be cleared to participate.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Joseph Pilates is famous for saying, “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference; in 20 you will see the difference; and in 30 you will have a whole new body.”
I am Recovering from an Injury. Is Pilates Good For Me?
Yes! As long as you have been cleared from your medical provider for regular exercise, Pilates is excellent for rehab. We can work around an injury and get you a very effective workout without causing you pain.
Can I Lose Weight?
Pilates will help tone and lengthen your muscles. I do tell clients that the majority of weight loss is in the kitchen. You may notice your waistline slims as your core strength improves. As you work on your health and make more mind-body connections, you fuel your body as a whole and get into a better healthy mindset to make positive changes. As a whole body exercise system, it helps establish a steady metabolism.
I Have Back Problems. Can Pilates help?
YES!! One of the very best things you can do for your back is to strengthen your core muscles. When your core muscles are engaged and strong, you take pressure off of your spinal discs and give them a healthy blood flood to heal and stay healthy. Pilates can help alleviate and prevent back pain. We’ve helped many clients break their back pain cycles in Pilates.
How often should I come?
Just like with anything, the more you practice the sooner you will notice improvements. I strongly believe that once a week will reap benefits. I have heard so many successes shared even after just the first session. If Pilates is new to you, there will be a learning curve. It is a new language, likely new muscles, and new equipment! Clients come anywhere from once a week to several times a week.