1. How many times a week do I need to
Pilates students, especially new students,
should take lessons at least twice a week. Consistency is crucial
for internalizing the Method and progressing to the next level.
Feel free to take a combination of private lessons and group
2. What should I wear?
request that our clients wear clothing appropriate for exercise.
Pilates is done without shoes. Something to keep in mind: At
times your head or legs will be elevated while doing Pilates.
Excessively loose clothing tends to bunch and distract many students
while working out. Our dress code requires that if a client chooses
to wear shorts, she or he must wear the proper undergarment.
Short shorts and jeans are not appropriate.
3. I'm overweight/out-of-shape/recovering
from an injury/surgery. Can I do Pilates?
Yes! Pilates is an exercise that
anyone can do with proper instruction. Our instructors are trained
to tailor every lesson to each client's individual needs. Several
of our current clients have chronic pain and use Pilates as rehabilitation
and pain management. We do request that you provide us with a
doctor's release after any recent surgery.
4. I'm pregnant! Can I do Pilates?
Okay, we lied a little. Pregnant
women are the exception to the "Everyone Can Do Pilates" rule.
We follow the belief that pregnant women should not start any
new exercise program, therefore we will not train pregnant women
who are new to Pilates. We will train those who have been consistently
practicing Pilates. We do require a note of permission from your
obstetrician. Pilates is an excellent postpartum exercise. Feel
free to start as soon as you get the okay from your doctor.
5. Will I lose weight?
Think "I will lose inches." Pilates
will increase your muscle mass, so your weight will most likely
increase. Pilates tones and reshapes the body into a sleek and
6. Will I get sweaty?
Most students do not get sweaty
during their initial Pilates training. As you advance in your
training, you begin moving more quickly, flowing through the
exercises, which creates heat in the body, and therefore, sweat.