Is Pilates suitable for preventing or fixing injuries?
Pilates is the ideal body maintenance programme. By developing core strength and body awareness you are less likely to incur injuries be it playing sport, gardening or moving furniture!
Pilates looks a little tame for me - how do I get a cardio workout?
There is a common misconception that Pilates is not a “real” huff and puff workout. This is far from the truth. As your technique improves the exercises become more challenging and you will raise a sweat as your heart rate increases. Many people include power walking or swimming to complement their Pilates programme.
Will Pilates help me become slimmer?
A toned Pilates trained body always looks slimmer. Combined with a sensible eating programme Pilates can dramatically reshape your body.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a wholistic exercise methodology that provides total body reconditioning. It strengthens, improves posture, and increases flexibility and fitness.
Why Pilates and not the gym?
We are all for developing cardiac fitness and there are some great gyms out there with happy clients. However it just isn’t possible to get the same level of detailed supervision that is offered by a good Pilates studio. Some people are also a little overwhelmed by the sheer size, the loud music, complicated machines and crowds of sweaty people. Pilates provides a gentler but highly effective way of working out.
Do I have to book my sessions?
Yes. As you will be working closely with an instructor, be it in a private or group session, “drop in” visits are not possible. Please call ahead so we can find a time and session that suits you.
Who was Joseph Pilates?
Joseph Pilates was a health professional who, whilst working with injured soldiers in world war one developed a unique rehabilitation programme. Using the hospital bed they lay in Pilates invented ways to get the soldiers’ limbs moving again. This was a work in progress and as Pilates tested and developed his theories he made use of the existing framework of the bed continually adding springs and various attachments to the frame. These early pieces of equipment gradually evolved into the range of fine tuned apparatus that is used today. As word spread about his success sports people and dancers became devotees and continue to be amongst the many who benefit from his programme today.
Will Pilates help me get a flatter stomach?
Once you master the technique and learn how to really engage the core abdominals you will achieve flatter abs and a smaller waistline.
I am pregnant. Can I continue to do Pilates?
Absolutely. All instructors are pre and post natal trained. There are of course some modifications made to your programme but Pilates is recognized as ideal exercise for pregnant women.