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Pilates Questions

Q: What is the difference between a Pilates-based method of exercise and other forms of exercise?

A: Unlike most forms of exercises where you need to have a certain level of fitness beforehand in order to participate, the Pilates-based method of exercise is a non weight-bearing form of exercise that emphasises muscle groups that stabilize the spine and the joints. It is suitable for all levels of fitness, body types and goals. And because the exercises are prescribed to suit each individual’s needs, this non-competitive form of exercise appeals to many who wish to exercise at their own pace. You can either use this regime as part of your maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, or you can use it as a form of body conditioning in order to improve your capabilities in other forms of physical activities.

Q: When will I start to see the benefits of doing Pilates?

A: Because the exercises are prescribed to meet each individual’s needs, benefits will begin from the very first session.

Q: How often should I attend Pilates sessions?

A: This depends on how quickly you want to achieve your goals. We recommend two sessions a week for the first ten weeks and once you have grasped the fundamental principles, then you can reduce this to one session a week, or perhaps one studio session and one mat class a week if this suits you better. Many of our clients continue to attend two sessions a week to maximize the benefits they achieve. For people who are seeking to recover from injuries, we recommend three sessions a week.

Q: I have heard that a Pilates-based method of exercise is good for rehabilitation after an injury, is this true?

A: Yes. Pilates is a highly adaptable form of exercise that can target the injured site in a methodical fashion.

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