What is Pilates?
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.
A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control and endurance. Also including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced
flexibility and strength.
I'm new to Pilates. How do I start?
We recommend taking private sessions first. To execute Pilates exercises correctly, and with precision, there is a lot of information to remember. One-on-one private sessions are necessary to impart enough of this information so you can get a good foundation in how the exercises should be performed. Additionally, every body is different so private sessions can facilitate the knowledge of any modifications that you might need due to injuries or ailments. Having this solid foundation will provide greater benefits should you choose to do group classes later for not only you,
and for others in class.
I'm pregnant. Is Pilates good for me?
Always consult with your doctor when doing physical activity during your pregnancy. If you have been doing Pilates before your pregnancy, it can be great to keep your practice going but we recommend doing private sessions so proper modifications can be made for your changing body.
What is Yamuna Body Rolling?
Yamuna is based theoretically on people performing certain movements on a specialized ball called “routines” by controlling their own body weight and stimulating muscular origins, tendons, muscle bellies, and insertions. Repeating deep inhalation and exhalation stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, relaxing muscle tensions and making the body weight sink into the ball. After sinking into the ball as the muscles elongate, the person distally stretches or, in other words, self-tractions the intended body parts to increase the joint play. During stretching out of limbs, any rotational malalignment can also be adjusted. After one side is done, it is very important to evaluate and compare the conditions of the worked side to the other side. It is not recommended to forcefully press toward the ball because this activates the stretch reflex as an opposing effect.
What type of payment methods do you take?
We take Cash, Check, and all major Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover & American Express. Gift Certificates are also available.
What should I wear?
Come to your Pilates session dressed in whatever you are most comfortable in. Slim fitting exercise pants or leggings and a slim fitting top are ideal. Please no belt buckles, zippers, or jewelry that could damage the equipment. No need to bring your own mat.
Will I get sweaty when I do Pilates?
Pilates is not an overly cardio workout, especially in the beginning of your practice. The sweat and heat that Pilates stimulates comes from your deep muscles and is very different than superficial workout sweating that you will be accustomed to. Do not fret if you don’t sweat! When it comes to Pilates this does not mean that you did not work correctly. You are still creating beautiful lean muscles and the sweat will come the more into
your practice you venture.