Frequently Asked Question’s
Read the frequently asked questions below to find out more about the service I offer.
What is a Pilates reformer?
The reformer is an extremely versatile piece of equipment. The range of exercises you can do on the reformer is virtually endless from basic, to rehabilitation to advance. It encourages correct alignment and muscle activation of the whole body.
What is a Mat class?
In a mat class you will work your entire body through a sequence of exercises while lying, sitting, kneeling or standing on a Pilates Mat. We also incorporate small props into this class such as balls and the magic circle.
What should I wear to a Pilates class?
Clothes that you feel comfortable in that are easy to move in and are not restricting. Think of something you might wear for a walk or to the gym.
What makes Pilates so unique?
Unlike other exercise programs the focus of the Pilates method is based on six principles; Breathing, Axial Elongation and Core Control, Organisation of the Head Neck and Shoulders, Spine Articulation, Alignment of the Extremities and Spine and Movement Integration.
Quality is emphasised over quantity so you will find yourself doing fewer repetitions with a higher level of concentration. Pilates aims to have the mind fully engaged while performing each movement resulting in greater muscle control and coordination.
Who can do Pilates?
Pilates is for everybody, regardless of age, shape, sex or fitness level. The beauty of Pilates is the variation of exercises meaning everyone from a beginner to an elite athlete can get a great workout.
How many classes should I do?
As Joseph Pilates said “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference in 20 you will see the difference and in 30 you’ll be on the way to having a whole new body”
In the ideal world 3 x1hr classes a week would really see you on your way to achieving your goals, however even squeezing in one class a week is better than not doing anything!