Frequently asked questions?

 

  1. What to Wear and Bring to the Session? 

  2. How Many Times a Week Should I Do Pilates? 

  3. Will I Lose Weight with Pilates? 

  4. What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga? 

  5. Can I Do Pilates While Being Pregnant? 

  6. When Should I Start Pilates after Pregnancy? - Post Natal Pilates

  7. I’m brand new to Pilates can I join your classes?

  8. I have an injury can i still do Pilates?

  9. I’m not very flexible can I still do Pilates?​

  10. Am I too old to do Pilates?

  11. Can men do Pilates?

  12. Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up?

What to Wear and Bring to the Session? 

I suggest you wear comfortable gym/exercise attire, which is not excessively baggy so I am able to see your neck and your ankles alignment. Please do not wear trainers but suitable socks with grip or bare feet are good. You will need a Pilates/exercise mat.

I have a number of blocks and bands available for you to use during class, which will be sanitised after each session.

 

How Many Times a Week Should I Do Pilates? 

Pilates can be practiced every day. If you are very active, then 1-3 Pilates sessions a week will enhance what you are already doing. Remember that every person has different issues or limitations. Doing something, even once a week, is better than doing nothing at all!
I will show you short sequences and stretches that you can do at home easily and without needing much time. Taking Pilates into your daily way of living helps to retain the sense of wellbeing and keeps you tall and strong. 

Will I  Lose Weight with Pilates?

Eating a healthy diet, reasonable portions, making lifestyle changes, seeking professional help when you need it and of course, exercise, are just a few of the components of successful weight loss. If Pilates is part of the above, then it can result in weight loss. Pilates may improve the shape of your body – your posture may become better, and so you may appear taller and tighter around the midsection and around your bottom and hips. 

What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga? 

Yoga is a spiritually based movement practice that uses breathing, meditation, chanting and stretching of the body by focusing the mind to achieve enlightenment. The more popular types of yoga use the technique of moving slowly into a pose and holding the pose while taking slow deep breaths.

Pilates is a secular movement practice (meaning it has no religious affiliation). Pilates uses the ideas of stretch and strength while moving with control. Stability and mobility teaches practitioners how to prevent injuries even when they are doing very complex actions (like ballet or surfing) and the focus is fitness. Pilates is dynamic - we rarely hold positions, we constantly move through exercises. 

The 'mind' and mental aspect of Pilates is not to be underestimated though. Joseph Pilates believed in “strong mind, strong body.” The brain and the body must work together to achieve strength, balance and health. A great deal of concentration, control and focus is needed for following Pilates techniques and instructions. You will learn that constructive application of techniques paired with mind focus gives great results. Pilates can engage and improve your perseverance and concentration for the life outside the studio too. Besides, it is much more fun and engaging when you put your mind to it!

Can I Do Pilates While Being Pregnant? 

The rule of thumb is not to start a new exercise routine when you are pregnant.
If you were doing Pilates before you became pregnant then you can certainly continue so long as you and your doctor feel there are no other complicating factors in your pregnancy. Your routine will change as you progress and I will encourage you to listen to your body to make sure your Pilates regime still feels as lengthening, straightening and strengthening as it did before.  I am a qualified Pre & Post Natal Teacher.

When Should I Start Pilates after Pregnancy? - Post Natal Pilates

I recommend to start Pilates again after getting clearance from your doctor or midwife. If all went well, this could be as early as around week 6-8 after birth. Don't rush it though as you want to feel truly up for it. Listen to your body, as it may give you a sense of when to return to movement and exercise. 
Start with private sessions and this way I can look after you and ensure you have a great return into moving and increasing your fitness levels.

I’m brand new to Pilates can I join your classes?

I have complete beginner classes which are suitable for all levels of fitness and Pilates experience, you are very welcome and you will be given all the fundamentals and basic of Pilates at the start of each class.

Can men do Pilates?

Yes! In fact the England Football team were using Pilates during the last World Cup Final. If you have any concerns then please book a taster class and come and try one of our mixed classes.

I have an injury can I still do Pilates?

As with any of exercise, if you have any kind of injury/medical condition please get the all clear from your GP or other medical professional (including a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist) before you join the classes.

I’m not very flexible – can I still do Pilates?

Pilates is about flexibility and my classes consist of mobility, balance and flexibility. A good reason to start your Pilates journey.

Am I too old to do Pilates?

My class members range in age I offer a more gentle class for those of you who are interested in a slower pace with modifications and adaptations. If you ​​

If you have any questions please contact me.

Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up?

Pre-booking is essential for all classes. I do not accept walk-ins as I speak to all new members and ask you to complete a consent form and PARQ before attending a class.  If you just turn up, with regret you will be turned away.

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Any other questions, concerns please  email info@corepilatesforall.co.uk or call me 07983793163​