Questions we get asked...

 

HOW WILL DOING REGULAR PILATES BENEFIT ME?

Teachers of Pilates look at the body as a whole, integrated and moving system. Often as a result of simply living in our bodies and exacerbated by postural, lifestyle and other habits, most of us have muscular imbalances which over time can lead to pain, tension and less than optimal movement patterns. 
Using the breath as a point of connection, Pilates encourages putting the 'mind in the body' in order to bring awareness to and then correct these inefficient patterns. Learning to work the body as an interconnected system requires focus, concentration and repetition, and clients often leave their sessions feeling refreshed and invigorated.

WHAT OTHER BENEFITS MAY I SEE BY PRACTICING PILATES REGULARLY??

Increased awareness of and connection to your body 
Improved posture, agility and coordination 
Relief from chronic neck and back pain 
Injury prevention 
Exercising in a way that is low impact and easy on the joints 
Enhanced performance in athletic activities 
Decreased tension and stress 
Increased lung capacity and circulation 
A greater sense of ease in daily activities of living 

Cool huh!

HOW DO I BOOK MY FIRST SESSION

Contact us either via phone or email to set up an appointment at a time most convenient for you. Your initial session will consist of an analysis of your posture (how you are in your body), your movment goals (where you would like to be) and an introduction to working with the pilates equipment. It will last approximately one hour. Appropriate attire includes anything that allows you to move freely and allows us to see how your body moves!

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE PILATES?

Repetition is the key to creating lasting change in the body, and it is recommended that clients train at least twice a week in order to achieve maximum benefits. As we are committed to helping you make desired change, discounted training fees are offered if this is an option for you.

WHAT IS A "REFORMER"??

While a rather intimidating name, the reformer is the main piece of equipment originally designed by Joseph Pilates. It consists of a platform that glides back and forth on rollers and utilizes both springs and the client’s body weight to provide resistance. Attachments to the reformer provide for a wide variety of resistance-based exercises in all planes of movement and body positions (i.e. laying down, seated & standing).

MY YOUNGER SISTER HAS SCOLIOSIS. WILL DOING PILATES CURE HER?

Scoliosis is a lifetime condition. That being said, by decreasing rigidity in the curves when possible and consistently encouraging and then strengthening the spine into a more neutral alignment, pilates can greatly reduce discomfort, improve the health of the heart and lungs and provide both a safe and challenging method of physical exercise.

WHAT DOES IS MEAN TO 'WORK THE CORE"?

While Pilates has come to be known as a 'mind-body' discipline similar to yoga, it is primarily a highly physical and challenging system of exercises. Virtually all have as a starting point the concept of "working from the core". In the Pilates environment this means developing a solid understanding in the body of how to recruit the stabilizing musculature where necessary (transversus, multifidus, diaphragm and pelvic floor) as the foundation for building increasingly challenging and complex movements. 
As clients learn how to balance and utilize both the core and postural muscles efficiently, the more globally acting "power" muscles can begin to release what can often be compressive forces on the spine and other joints. Focusing on quality versus quantity of movement, Pilates-based exercise gradually balances flexibility with strength, encouraging properly aligned and functional joints. Workouts are simultaneously dynamic and progressive, with new challenges added as clients are able to master the movement effectively.

IS PRIVATE TRAINING FOR ME??

Private Pilates sessions are the most effective way to meet the unique needs and abilities of each client, and are often useful if you are working with specific challenges in your body (eg., physical pain, scoliosis). In this case I will work with you to design a program that both challenges and supports you in meeting your individual goals.

HOW IS MOVING BODY PILATES UNIQUE?

At Moving Body Pilates, my intention is to facilitate positive change in your body by helping you become aware of your own physical patterns, and then giving you tools to create those most optimal for you. It is my philosophy that beliefs about self are mirrored in how we inhabit our bodies physically. From that perspective, and in line with what I have witnessed in clients over the years, Pilates has the capacity to bring about transformational change in people body, mind and soul. Unwinding dysfunctional movement patterns creates opportunities for positive change on a multitude of levels. Clients are therefore encouraged to develop a sense of self-curiosity as a means of moving towards preferred ways of being.

COMING TWICE A WEEK IS CHALLENGING, IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO AT HOME TO PROGRESS??

Of course! There are many options including us designing a specific home program for you. We believe clients play the biggest part in the progression and integration of the work, and if suitable, additional homework exercises will be provided as requested.

WILL PILATES HELP ME TO LOSE WEIGHT??

While not directly associated with weight loss, Pilates helps to tone and strengthen the entire body, contributing to a longer leaner look. 

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