I am new to Pilates. What is the best way to start?
I recommend you to take private sessions first. It will allow you to really learn how the
exercises should be performed as well as any modifications that might be needed for your
body. This way, if you choose to do group classes later you will receive greater benefits
from the exercises by knowing and applying the proper technique for your body.
How quickly can I expect results?
Joseph Pilates said, "In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you' ll
see the difference, and in 30 sessions you 'll have a whole new body." Exact results may
vary by individuals, but I am confident that you will notice the difference as you you take
more classes. Pilates works immediately. It takes time to show.
How often should I do Pilates?
Two to three times a week is ideal, but even once a week will give you benefit. The most
important thing is consistency.
I am pregnant, is Pilates good for me?
Yes, if you have been doing Pilates before your pregnancy, it is a great way to keep
working out. Private sessions are highly recommend to get proper modifications. If you
are new to Pilates and you do not exercise regularly, I recommend you start after giving
birth. Private sessipns are best. It is a great way to exercise to get back in shape and
become stronger in the deep abdominal, back, hip and pelvic floor muscles.
I have a disc herniation/my back hurts. Is Pilates OK for me to do?
Pilates can be a very good form of exercise for individuals who have disc herniations.
The training must be done in consultation with a doctor (other medical personnel). Private
sessions are strongly recommended. Creating a strong stable core and flexibility, can greatly help.
How do I know I have a good Pilates instructor?
A good Pilates instructor has extensive education, minimum 600 hours and is trained in
all of the Pilates Method. A good instructor is characterized by the fact that he / she
knows how to arrange sessions for your unique body. It should not hurt to practice Pilates.