F.A.Q's

Pilates | Mat | Barre

Attire

Dress comfortably so that your movement is not restricted, but try not to wear clothing that is too loose fitting. It is important that the instructor be able to observe your body as you move. You will not need your shoes upon arrival, pilates exercises are done barefoot, or you can wear special toe socks, if you prefer.

I Have a Pre-Existing Injury. Is Pilates a good idea?

Pilates is an excellent and safe program for someone recovering from an injury and can be used in conjunction with Physical Therapy. Pilates is excellent and safe for someone in physical therapy. It is a system of body conditioning that is both gentle and athletic, known for its “feel good” and body transforming results. All classes are customized to meet our clients’ needs, we take extra care to ensure that our student’s individual health goals and concerns are addressed

How Often Should I Do Pilates?

It depends on the results you want to achieve and how quickly you would like to achieve them. Joe recommended clients do Pilates 4 times a week. We are aware that for most people this can be challenging, so we will work with you to identify the ideal number of classes per week that will help you achieve your health goals. Most of our clients Pilates 2-3 per week. Once a week is beneficial, but results will be slower unless you are also practicing at home. We recommend that clients practice pilates 4 times a week.

Is Pilates cardio?

Yes and no. We have classes that are specifically designed to get your heart rate up in a fat burning zone but many classes are held at a steady pace that will challenge you and help you break a sweat but are not focused on cardio.

Does Pilates help with back pain.

In most cases, yes. However, back pain can have numerous causes, some of them very serious and any exercise could worsen pain. We require you to let your teacher know what is going on with your body. Serious back pain issues is often best handled in private sessions, at least initially.

Our group classes are focused more on fitness than rehab. Our teachers will make sure you work the core and emphasize stabilizing through the pelvic and shoulder girdles, which can fix a lot of aches and pains. Most of our classes are appropriate for all fitness levels, and our teachers offer modifications to make exercises easier or more difficult. We ask you to take responsibility for your body and not work past the level where you need to be for your condition.

Is Pilate weight training? Is it better than weight training?

Pilates apparatus uses springs that provide resistance. Pilates is not pure weight training, as it also offers functional movement and increases flexibility. The springs offer what’s called progressive resistance. This means that the further you stretch them, the harder you’re working.  The springs provide a flowing routine that is stretching and strengthening at the same time.

Wait-list Policy

People on the waitlist are automatically moved into the class as spaces open up.  When you are moved into class the system sends an automated message to the email you provided, notifying you that you have been moved into the class. If you opt out of receiving emails in Wellness Living, you will NOT receive these notices.

Please check back periodically to see if you have been moved into class. If your plans have changed, please remember to remove your name from the waitlist to avoid the possibility of being charged for a class.