I HAD NECK/ BACK/ SHOULDER INJURY OR HIP / KNEE REPLACEMANT. IS THIS WORKOUT SAFE FOR ME?
Yes. The Reformer many attachments increase the range of modifications that can be made to the exercises, and allow additional exercises beyond what can be done on a mat. This capability, combined with the support that apparatus provides, allows people with limited range of movement or injuries to safely do the modified exercise.
IS IT SAFE TO DO PILATES WHILE I’M PREGNANT?
Yes. Pilates strengthens your core, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints, so it’s great exercise to do when you are pregnant. Some research suggests that doing Pilates regularly can be effective as doing pelvic floor exercises. After abstaining clearance from your doctor contact your Pilates instructor to design a reformer and chair routine that is comfortable for you during all stages of pregnancy.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PILATES AND YOGA?
A major difference is that in yoga, one generally holds each pose for a longer period of time, while in Pilates you move in at a slightly faster pace. Yoga concentrates mostly on increasing strength and flexibility of the spine and limbs; Pilates focuses on building abdominal strength first, and then symmetrical musculature as well as flexibility. In Pilates every movement emanates from the (center) core and extending through the limbs. In yoga, it is the concentration on the breath first, then focusing on deepening a pose. The breathing patterns are different in both. The yoga practice may suggest a slightly different use of the nostrils verses mouth breathing. Pilates suggest inhaling though the nostrils and exhaling through the mouth.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO PILATES CLASS?
Wear comfortable workout attire that provides freedom of movement but avoid baggy clothing. Form and alignment are important in a Pilates sessions and your instructor should be able see your body to keep your workout effective and safe. For health and safety reasons Toe socks with grips are required for beginning sessions. You may bring your own or purchase for $15 in the studio.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO PILATES TO SEE RESULTS?
Ones a week can help supplement your other physical activities. Pilates 2-3 times a week is enough to start seeing noticeable changes.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF WRS ATHLETIC CLUB TO SCHEDULE MY PILATES SESSION?
You DO NOT have to be a member of WRS Athletic Club to schedule your Pilates class.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP FOR THE SESSION?
Choose a One-on-One training program to work privately with an instructor to perfect your technique and get maximum results from your workout. Also available Duet and Trio programs to enjoy semi-private instruction with friends.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY PILATES SESSION?
You DON’T have to pay to schedule your Pilates appointment. You can pay with cash or check after your Pilates session.