What is Pilates?
Pilates, pronounced pil-AH-tees, is a method designed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 1900’s. Its main function is to strengthen your core-abs and back for better posture and flexibility.
As one client puts it, “The best description of what the Pilates does is to pull everything in!” Barry Johnson
How long is a session?
Sessions run five weeks consecutively. Instructors will inform you of any changes.
What kind of results have you had?
Many clients comment on stronger abs and back with better flexibility, cardio endurance and muscle toning. You won’t walk away from this program without a little change in your body, especially within your first session!
What should I expect in a regular week?
Class starts with a 5 to 7 minute warm-up. Then Pilates exercises working your core muscles for about 20-25 minutes. A push-up routine is usually thrown in for added upper body strength.
All locations do Pilates each day of the program. Then, depending on the day you will have a 20-25 minute cardio workout or a strength training interval workout. The class is designed so you burn more calories and increase your endurance, fitness, and energy a lot quicker.
This is a complete program that tones and firms.
The class ends with a 5 to 8 minute cool down and stretch routine.
This class is designed as an overall wellness program for those ages 30 and up. With this class you don’t have to do any other exercise program. You get it ALL in one class!
What should I wear?
You’ll want to wear something comfortable. Easy flowing shorts or sweats with a T-shirt is perfect. Also, bring a jacket in case you get cold easily. You won’t need it for long!
Check you’re shoes! If they are more than 3-6 months old, buy a new pair. This is the first thing we mention if you start having any leg injuries, such as shin splints, knee or ankle problems.
Even if your shoes look new if they are more than 6 months old they have broken down the support you need. You’ll be so happy when you get a new pair. =)
What should I bring?
You’ll need a thick mat that is at least an inch thick. Something when rolling on, won’t bother you lower back. You can buy one at Target, Walmart, Big 5, Copeland Sports, Sportmart or any sporting goods store.
You’ll also want to bring water.
Can I do this program even if I haven’t exercised in a long time?
Yes, this program is designed to progress you in three levels.
Level 1 for beginners, 2 for intermediate and 3 for more advanced moves. It’s your responsibility to progress at your level. Listen to your body! If something is straining, rest or go down a level.
Many clients have been with us since our inception in 2002. However, they had to start somewhere and not many went straight to level 3. Respect your body and let the instructor know if you have an injury.
Can I just show up?
Yes, drop in rate is $25. Please see class rates for specific pricing.
Can I get a refund?
Refunds are given for medical reasons and you won’t be continuing thereafter, or if during your first week you’re not satisfied with the program. If we do not hear from you within 5 days of the session end date, we are unable to give you a refund.