Everything you need to know for your Journey into Pilates
How Does Pilates Work?
Imagine an exercise program that you look forward to, that engages you, and that leaves you refreshed and alert with a feeling of physical and mental well-being.
The Pilates Method (pronounced puh-LAH-teez) of body conditioning will do all this . . . and more!
Developed in the 1920s by the legendary physical trainer and founder of The New York Pilates Studio®, Joseph H. Pilates, The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. Not surprisingly, some of the first people to use the Pilates Method were dancers such as Martha Graham and George Balanchine.
The Pilates Method is not just exercise, however. It is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind, performed on specifically designed exercise apparatus and supervised by extensively trained teachers.
Who can do Pilates?
The beauty of the Pilates method is that it is adaptable to anyone’s level. All clients regardless their age or body conditioning benefit from the spring-assisted equipment exercises that gently guide their body through anatomically correct planes of movement.
Many elite athletes use the method to enhance their flexibility and to more deeply challenge their core. Most people, under the direction of our qualified instructors, can benefit immeasurably from the method.
What is the best way to get started with Pilates?
Individual instruction is always the best way to get started (and progress!) in Pilates. With private sessions individually tailored to your specific needs and ability level, you will see results faster.
However, we realize not everyone is ready to invest in premium training packages. Others prefer the dynamics of group classes. If you are confident with your fitness and has some previous pilates experience you are more than welcome to join our matclasses.
Seniors, as well as others with special conditions, should receive private session. That way, they will be certain to work according to their individual abilities and needs.
What is the Etiquette of the Studio?
Arriving on time:
Being at the studio 10 minutes before your appointed time should allow you sufficient time to change your clothing and settle.
If you need to cancel or change your appointment:
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule. Cancellation, ‘No Show’, or time change within this time will be charged at full price.
What to wear:
Wear shorts or tights and a close fitting tee shirt or singlet. Loose or baggy clothing interferes with your teacher’s ability to see your body and its movements.