WHAT IS PILATES AND WHY IS IT GOOD FOR MY BODY?

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility and long, lean muscles, strength and endurance in the legs, abs, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen flow to muscles, developing a strong core or center (tones abs while strengthening the back), and improving coordination and balance

Pilates focuses on 6 principles that were developed by Joseph Pilates. These 6 principles include: breathing, concentration, centering, control, precision and flow. You will notice that all of these things come into play during your Pilates practice.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILATES AND YOGA?

Overall, the biggest difference between Pilates and Yoga is the ultimate goal. Yoga provides a meditative environment for you to improve your overall quality of like. It focuses on stress relief while improving flexibility. 

Pilates works from the center of your body outward. It forces you to increase your body awareness and work from your core. This will result in s strong, lean body.  Yoga and Pilates each have their merits. The best part is that you really don't have to choose. Combine the two for an amazing way to transform your daily workout routine.  

IS PILATES GOOD FOR MEN?

Absolutely! In fact, Pilates was created by a man. We encourage you to join us to improve flexibility, gain strength and lengthen your muscles. We have men that practice Pilates regularly, 3-4 times a week. 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR CLASSES?

If you are a new client, you will need to create an online account here. Once you have created an account, you can purchase and sign up for classes. Having trouble? Give us a call and one of our staff members would be happy to help you. 

If you are an existing member, go under class schedule to log in as you normally would. 

Download our Pilates X app for on the go booking! 

iPhone users click here. 

Android users click here.

WHO CREATED PILATES?

Pilates, originally named Contrology, was developed by a well known physical trainer named Joseph Pilates. He said that Pilates is the science and art of coordinated body-mind-spirit development through a sequence of moves. He created Pilates to help soldiers recovering from war injuries. He took springs and attached them to their hospital beds so that they would not lose muscle tone in their upper body. Today this is known as the Reformer or the Cadillac machine. 

Pilates is great for injuries and is often used as a form of physical therapy. If you are looking to better your physical health, then Pilates is right for you! 

I HAVE NEVER DONE PILATES, SHOULD I TAKE A PRIVATE SESSION FIRST?

If you are new to Pilates-based classes, we do recommend a private session regardless of your fitness level so you have a strong foundation of knowledge using our apparatus. We want to ensure you understand the terminology and correct form down so you can get the most from your classes. These classes are unlike any other!

I AM PREGNANT, CAN I TAKE PILATES?

Absolutely! Always consult with a doctor prior to starting a new workout routine. Once you have a doctors clearance, we would love for your to join us! We do recommend starting out with a private session to learn what you can and cannot do during your pregnancy. To see some of the different moves and modifications, click here

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?

  • Bring a small towel as you will most likely sweat!
  • Bring bottled water. Water is also sold at the studio. 
  • Pilates grip socks are required in the main studio and in the reformer room. We sell them if you don't have a pair.
  • No cell phone use during classes. Please be respectful of others and leave your phone on silent in the cubby.
  • No strong perfumes or scented lotions as some students are allergic.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS. 

Give us a call at (562) 286-4028 or email us.