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How often should I participate in Pilates Reformer activities?
It is recommended that you partake in 3-4 Pilates Reformer workouts per week, or roughly one every other day. You can take anywhere between 1 and 5 classes per week and still see results. Though just like anything else in life, the more effort you apply, the more results you’ll achieve.
What should I wear to a Pilates Reformer session?
Please wear clothes that allow you a wide range of motion without inhibiting the moving components of the reformer. This usually means yoga pants, athletic pants or shorts, and workout tops for ladies and running/workout pants with properly fitting t-shirts for men.
Should I wear shoes?
No. Please wear toe socks or leave your feet bare for your Pilates reformer sessions.
Is there an age limit for using a Pilates Reformer?
No. Pilates reformer can benefits users of any age, from children to senior citizens. We encourage you to schedule a private consultation to learn about how to use the reformer and whether this form of exercise is beneficial for you personally. If you are registering a child, please contact our offices directly to learn more.
Does strengthening with Pilates make my muscles bulky?
No. Pilates strengthening works to tone your muscles without adding extra bulk. Our classes usually result in strengthening the entire body as a whole and more elongated muscle toning. Joseph Pilates famously said that “true flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed.”
Does Pilates strengthening help prevent against sports injuries?
Pilates strengthening improves endurance, coordination and balance, all of which contribute to safe movement on the field or in practice.
Can participating in Pilates help me to strengthen my posture?
Yes. Participation in Pilates provides exercise that aims to balance and improve muscle coordination, greatly affecting overall posture, whether you’re sitting at a desk all day or on your feet.
How does a Pilates reformer help me to build balance?
A Pilates reformer adds extra motion with each of your moves, causing you to compensate with micro movements to match the movement of the reformer – gradually improving your overall balance.
Is using a Pilates Reformer safe?
Yes. With proper instruction and use, a Pilates reformer is perfectly safe. We provide instruction from trainers with combined 35+ years’ experience.
Can my friend and I take a Pilates reformer classes together?
Give us a call to inquire about special setups for our Your Body Keeps The Score Program