PILATES FAQ

What is Pilates?


Pilates is a low-impact workout that builds strength and endurance. It can improve your balance and posture, making everyday activities easier and more difficult ones (like running and cycling) less challenging. It focuses on core strength, breath, precision of movement, and correct alignment. Pilates can be practiced on “the”mat, Spine Corrector and on equipment. The Pilates equipment (Reformer, Tower, Chair, Ped-i-pul) employs spring-based resistance to create muscular strength and tone without building bulk.




Benefits of Pilates


Practicing Pilates regularly will improve your overall health, increase your energy level, and reduce tension and pain while centering both on your mind and body.

  • Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
  • Improved posture
  • Increased core strength
  • Increased flexibility and joint mobility
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved body awareness through integration of mind, body and spirit
  • Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing




Who is Pilates for?


The workout is adaptable to varying levels and age ranges.




What to wear?


Comfortable, form-fitting clothing (leggings). This type of dress enables the instructor to more easily see your body and to help you make specific corrections. Looser clothing is also acceptable. No shoes.