Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise developed in the 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It focuses on mind-body connection and core strength training. It involves precise movements, intentional breathing, and simultaneously strengthens, stretches, and defines all muscle groups without straining or adding excess tension to joints. Pilates can be practiced on a mat, a Reformer, or other apparatus.
What are the benefit of Pilates?
Pilates can improve body alignment and posture, improve flexibility, improve flexibility, decrease join pain, improve mental health, strengthen and tone muscles, increase circulation, improve balance, improve spinal stability and mobility, helps prevent injury, reduces stress and muscle tension, and decrease back and joint pain.
What is a reformer?
The Pilates reformer is a traditional piece of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. It is used in Pilates workouts to improve strength, flexibility, and alignment. It consists of a sliding carriage that moves back and forth on tracks, with resistance provided by springs and pulleys. The reformer allows for a wide range of exercises that can be modified to suit different fitness levels and goals.
What if I'm Pregnant?
We always recommend you check with your healthcare provider before beginning any form of exercise while pregnant. Pilates has been known to improve core control and pelvic stability to aid in labor as well as post-natal recovery. All exercizes can be adapted to provide safe movements at each stage of pregnancy.
Can I bring my children?
We do not offer childcare and each session is for 50 minutes. If you choose to bring a child, the session time frame is not extended or refunded if the child interferes with the session. We also want to respect the workout environment of our other guest and for that reason do not allow young children. However, if they are good sitting on a bench playing with small toys or a device for the length of time they are welcome.
Is Pilates the same thing as Yoga?
I get asked this all the time. Is soccer the same thing as football? Nope. The same is for yoga and pilates. Though they do share some similarities they are actually quite different. In short, simple terms and there are various types within each genre, Yoga focuses on breathing while in still poses for meditation. Pilates focuses on breathing through movments for strength and control.
What is a class pack?
A class pack is a membership we offer for clients who are consistent in their practice with a small discount. We have various pack sizes 4, 8, 12 to meet your scheduling needs. All class pack credits must be used within a month or the credits are lost.