Is Pilates for me?
Pilates is for everyone, no matter how old you are, what shape or size you are, and for both male and females
DO I NEED A ONE TO ONE FIRST?
I always advise having a one to one first, to introduce you to pilates, it helps me to understand what you need from the class and we can build a plan together
What do i need to wear?
Something comfortable that you can exercise in, leggings and a t-shirt or shorts, jogging bottoms and a vest.
My Dr or physio has recommended i attend pilates, will you be able to help me?
I am not a physiotherapist, GP or Oesteopath but I do have experience in working with people who have been referred to pilates. I believe pilates can help with many conditions, with great results. I work safely alongside any advice from your specialist
Do i need to be flexible?
No. Pilates can help you gain flexibility but it is not a requirement. Pilates helps you to become strong and you will gain flexibility as you go
How long does it take to feel or see the difference?
This all depends on how many sessions you attend and what type of classes you are coming to. I think it is good to start on one a week and try to build up to 2-3 to really start to see and feel the difference
How many people are in a class?
The maximum amount of people in a class varies from class to class. There are no more that 10 in any mat class. No more than 5 in a reformer class and no more than 15 in a barre class. The mat and equipment classes are for a maximum of 4
am i ok to do pilates if i have a preexisting injury?
As long as you have the all clear form you GP, Osteopath or Physiotherapist then you are ok
I have just had a baby, can i do pilates?
Yes, as long as you have had your 6 month check up and you are not aware of any issues that might effect you during exercise. For example Diastasis Recti (separation of the abdominal wall) or SPD / Pelvic Floor Pain. It is also important to be careful if you are still breast feeding as the joints can still be more lax than they would normally be