What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1930/40.

What is the Core?

The core typically refers to the four deeper layers of the abdominals.

What is a Reformer?

A reformer is one of the four main machines that are used to encourage eccentric contraction  (lengthening while strengthening of the muscle).

What are the other machines?

The Cadillac, like the reformer, it is a long table like machine with springs and pulleys and ropes.

The barrel and the chair are two other apparatus that are used.

What makes Pilates different from other forms of exercise?

Emphasis is not only on strengthening but encourages alignment and stability.

How many sessions does it take?

After ten sessions you should be feeling as if you’re standing more upright with less effort.

What is Mat?

The mat classes are done without the machines, in a group setting.

What is Open Studio?

Open Studio is 3-4 people doing a round robin on the machines and the mat.

What is a duo session?

You and a buddy share the time and cost of a session and are trained on machines and the mat.

What is Pre Pilates?

Pre Pilates exercises are done to prepare for the Pilates exercise.  Nearly every session, no matter how experienced you are, will include Pre Pilates exercises.

What is different about Studio Pilates versus gym Pilates?

Individualized and careful training that makes it a safe and efficient method.

Who is Pilates good for?

My practice includes “athletes” aged 25 to 80!