What should I wear or bring to the studio?
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in, such as sweatpants, T-shirts, leggings and tank tops. If you choose to wear shorts, please wear long shorts. Layers are best. Please do not wear anything with zippers, snaps or buckles, as it will scratch and damage the apparatus. Leave your shoes at the front door and please wear socks. Although not necessary to practice Pilates, you can purchase socks with non-slip soles and five toes here: www.toesox.com. Toe Sox allow the toes to wiggle and spread which creates strength and a more solid foundation. A mat, water and a towel will be provided.
How often should I come?
Pilates can be practiced daily. One to three sessions per week is ideal to fully immerse the body in the method and to experience the benefits more effectively. Consistency is key. Home practice is encouraged.
How soon will I see results?
Results depend on your commitment to Pilates. You may feel a difference after only one session, but generally the results will be obvious in ten sessions. Joseph Pilates said: "In 10 sessions you will FEEL the difference, in 20 sessions you will SEE the difference and in 30 you will have a WHOLE NEW BODY."
Do I need anything else in combination with my Pilates training?
No. Pilates is a full body workout. It will also enhance any other type of training or practice by teaching you to move and breathe correctly and promoting longevity by creating an injury free environment. It will increase speed, stamina and mental focus. Many Navy Seals units currently practice the Pilates method as an adjunct to their training program in order to avoid injuries and counterbalance the severe strain placed on their bodies.
I am not flexible, can I still do Pilates?
Absolutely! One of the benefits of Pilates is increased flexibility. Lacking flexibility, coordination or feeling unfit are great reasons to make Pilates a part of your life.
I have a medical condition or injury, can I still do Pilates?
As with any medical condition or injury, it is important that you have a release from your physician to exercise. Pilates integrates into a rehabilitative exercise program to speed recovery from many medical conditions and injuries. Pilates is a fantastic way to safely challenge yourself and continue strengthening your body post physical therapy.
How do I get started?
If you are ready to commit to making Pilates a part of your life, contact me today to set up your initial Assessment session required of all new clients. During this introductory session you will learn the basic principles of Pilates and I will learn about you - your individual needs, goals, and strengths. We will then work together to develop an optimal and sustainable plan so that you can get the most out of your Pilates experience.
"Above all, learn to breathe correctly"