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FAQs

The  below common questions and answers were sourced from a wonderful Facebook page called Pilatay, I highly recommend following their page for insightful information regarding anything Pilates

Pilates is just stretching, right?
Wrong. Pilates is a full-body workout.
What do I wear?

Comfortable clothes you can move in; something you would wear to a yoga class; clothes that don’t slip, fall, lift, or flash. Men can wear yoga pants or athletic/basketball shorts with bicycle or compression shorts underneath if you feel the shorts are a little too loose. You will want to be comfortable in a variety of positions, and loose-fitting clothing can get in the way. Teachers also need to see your body and alignment in order to make corrections. Avoid zippers, studs or other embellishments that can scratch or damage vinyl, and long hair should be pulled back to avoid getting caught in springs.
Socks must be worn on reformer and grip socks are available at studio to purchase.

Do I wear shoes?

Nope. Socks must be worn on reformer and grip socks are available at studio to purchase.

What is the difference between Pilates and yoga?
Pilates focuses on functional movement and alignment to create a balanced body in terms of strength and flexibility, stability and mobility. It helps you achieve your maximum physical potential. Whatever you like to do, Pilates will help you do better, including yoga.
How many times a week should I do Pilates?
It depends on your schedule and goals. I recommend 2-3 times per week to see results. However, I have clients who do it every day as there is no need for rest days. However, once a week is better than nothing!
Should I warm up first?
Nope. The system will warm you up.
Can I combine it with other activities?
Sure! Pilates is a great compliment to all other exercise programs, from spinning to weight-training, and everything in between. Pilates will even help you maximize your performance in other activities by improving body awareness and form.
Do I have to be flexible to do Pilates?
No. Flexibility is a result, not a prerequisite.
How long until I see results?
Joseph Pilates said, “In 10 sessions you will feel a difference, in 20 sessions you will see a difference, and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body.”
Will I sweat?
It really depends on you. If you listen to the cues the instructor gives you, do exactly as they say, work deep, and maintain a swift tempo, then yes. There will be sweat.
Will I be sore?
It depends on your current level of fitness. However, Pilates does not fatigue a specific muscle group like some forms of exercise. Instead, Pilates works the entire body as a single unit. Soreness from Pilates tends to feel more like an awareness or awakening of muscles. So, you may experience a little soreness all over, and may even feel muscles you never knew you had.
Who came up with all this?!
Joseph Pilates. He’s the man.
Will I be able to do this?
Yes. From athletes to senior citizens, and everyone in between, Pilates is for everyone!

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