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Q. I haven’t taken a Pilates class before, is it ok for me to start a class?
A. The best way to start is to attend an absolute beginner’s class where everyone starts at the same level. Alternatively book a one-to-one where you will learn the basic principles.

Q. What should I wear?
A. You should wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely (tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt are fine) and socks . 

Q. Do I need to bring anything to class?
A. All the equipment you require will be provided for you. You may choose to bring water with you (in a plastic bottle please not glass).

 

pilates mat workQ. How often should I practise Pilates?
A. We recommend you attend three sessions a week. We understand that day to day life doesn’t always allow us to put in as much time as we might like, so anytime you can practise will be beneficial.  You can utilise a lot of what you learn in class throughout your daily life being aware of how you sit, stand, walk etc. Home practise will also benefit you, even if it is only ten minutes a day.

 

Q. What will Pilates do for me?
A. Pilates will make you more body aware. You will feel more confident and look and feel better. Our bodies are abused with sitting or standing incorrectly allowing the postural muscles to become weak and the superficial muscles to over work, doing jobs they are not designed to do. Stress and emotional behaviour can have a negative effect on your body causing pain and muscle ache. Pilates will assist in helping to ease any tension allowing the joints to move freely and without pain.

 

Q. Will Pilates help my flexibility?
A. Yes. Rather than stretching to improve flexibility, it focuses on why a certain muscle is tight and tries to solve the problem.

 

pilate studio equipmentQ. How does Pilates differ from other forms of exercise?
A. While other popular fitness sessions emphasise the physical aspect, Pilates is a mind-body discipline that involves the mind to work the body from within, lengthening and strengthening your muscles.  Muscles are worked both in their contracted and elongated state, reducing the ‘bulking’ effect which is so often the result of traditional exercise

 

Q. How quickly will I notice a difference?
A. “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see a difference and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body” Joseph Pilates.

 

pilate studio equipmentQ. Is it safe to do Pilates during pregnancy?
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Note: The following information should NOT be substituted for medical advice from your doctor. Please consult your physician for information on what will be appropriate for you during your pregnancy.

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