Yes! Pilates should not hurt in that way. Pilates needs to be taught one-on-one or in small groups so students can learn how to engage the right muscle groups and work with proper alignment. This bodily re-education will change the way you look and the way you live in your body.
The main difference is that a mat class offers no added resistance to the workout. In aduet, or group equipment class, the added resistance from the springs will increase muscle mass and correct muscular imbalances more efficiently than on the mat.
Pilates Mat work is a series of systematically layered exercises that utilize the Mat only, no equipment. The equipment can help to provide feedback and support to help find muscles a little deeper faster. The mat work challenge is that the body does all the work on its own.
To see meaningful results, we recommend that you train 2-3 times a week, especially in the beginning as you’re learning the fundamentals of the method. With this frequency you feel and start to see results in about a month. Your posture will improve and you’ll feel simultaneously more grounded, energized and toned. And you can mix up how you practice Pilates with private sessions, reformer classes and mat classes. Not too shabby!
We recommend regular athletic wear. Most people wear sweat pants or leggings with a t-shirt. If you wear shorts we recommend longer “biker” length shorts. In the winter it’s always good to layer so you can shed those layers as the body warms up. You do not need shoes but we do require that you wear socks for your Pilates workout.
Pilates is accessible to everyone. However, clients with specific spinal issues such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, scoliosis, osteoporosis and other conditions like hip replacement, knee replacement, or who are post-surgical should take Pilates one-on-one for a personalized program. Always bring any sort of injury to the attention of your teacher.
The front desk will always try to fill last minute cancellations but short notice makes it difficult.
All purchases include an expiration date. The number of days to use a purchase is listed on our Fees and Policies page next to each item.
Yes! Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for pregnant women. Talk to your instructor to develop the best plan for you as you progress through your pregnancy.
Yes, we know countless modifications for different injuries and limitations. We highly recommend making an appointment for a Private Session before joining group classes in order to learn how to modify exercises appropriately for your condition.
Yep! We have two unisex changing rooms.
Yes, we have plenty of free parking available. Turn into the West Side Flat’s complex and then turn RIGHT into the first parking lot.
Tipping is not customary or necessary for Pilates.