What Is Pilates?
Pilates is a "functional" method of exercise. In your daily life, you bend, twist, reach, overly extend, lose your balance, and catch yourself falling. Pilates helps you learn to do these habitual things with ease, strength, and greater awareness. Pilates works on building a stronger and better functioning body as a whole, rather than isolating muscles individually. The Pilates method first builds a strong core and then uses the core strength to help balance the rest of your body for improved stability and agility. In Pilates, we aim to lengthen tight muscles and strengthen weak muscles to align the spine and bring the body into a better and more harmonious balance. Conclusively, it creates equilibrium to keep the body able to move and perform at its optimal best. With all this hard work also comes a beautifully leaner and more toned individual.
What Are the Benefits of Pilates?
- Longer, Leaner Muscles
- Greater Range of Motion
- Heightened Body Awareness
- Improved Posture
- Balanced Strength & Flexibility
- Complement for Other Exercises
- Managed Stress
- Stronger, More Stable Joints
- A Strengthened Core
- Greater Back & Limb Support
- Injury Prevention
- Enhanced Sports Performance
- Improved Circulation
How Long until I See Results?
You will feel the results before you see them. How long it takes to see the results depends on your physical fitness before Pilates, the amount of time you devote per week, and whether you use private or group sessions. Other factors include whether or not you have injuries and if you participate in any other physical activity outside of your Pilates session. If you're taking private Pilates sessions 2 to 3 times per week, you will see results within the first 2 to 3 weeks and feel the difference within the first 3 sessions.
How Many Times a Week Should I Do Pilates?
For best results, Pilates should be done at least 2 to 3 times per week. One time per week is only enough for maintenance.
Is It Better to Start with Classes or Private Sessions?
If affordable, it's best to start with private sessions to get your instructor's full attention. Everyone's body is different and you may need more understanding of certain principles than others in a class setting. Private classes are also recommended so that you start off with the proper understanding of Pilates and that you're using the right form before you go into a group setting.
New students should complete our New Client Information Pack and bring it with them to class.
Studio Etiquette - Be Mindful of others! Please follow so that you and your fellow students will have an enjoyable and beneficial experience!
Sign in for classes online. Students can drop in, however, class may be full or cancelled. Online sign-in closes 1 hour prior to the start of class. Within the hour of the class you will have to call us @ 678-765-8110 to be placed into the class.
Students may come in as early as 15 minutes prior to class. If you arrive earlier, we ask that you please wait quietly in the waiting area.
Please be respectful of instructors and other students by arriving PRIOR to the time that class is to begin. Give yourself enough time to get settled so that class can start on time without disruption. Instructors will not wait for those arriving at the start of class. Once class has begun, you risk the chance of the front door being locked. If it is locked we DO NOT interrupt class for those who are late.
Please do not wear perfumes, oils, (even natural ones), or other strongly scented body products as many people are sensitive to scents.
Quietly enjoy your conversations with other students and teachers. Be mindful of others. As class begins, let go of conversations.
Please turn cell phones off and leave them in the cubbies.
Do not wear or bring shoes into the studio area.
Do not clutter the area around your mat. Only mat, towel, water and props if needed, should be brought into the studio area. Place all other items in the cubby area.
All class packages have an expiration date. It is the student’s responsibility to take all classes within the time allotted. We do not offer extensions on expiration dates, refunds or credits.
- Seek advice from physician before beginning any type of exercise program, including Pilates & Yoga. We do not diagnose illness, disease, physical or mental conditions, prescribe medical treatments or pharmaceuticals.
- Eat 1½ to 2 hours before your class, or eat light. Be well hydrated. Have water available. Water only is allowed in the studio area.
- Wear well fitted yoga/exercise clothing free of belts and buttons. Also the use of lotion before practice may cause slipping and interfere with class.
- Pilates, Yoga and Cardiolates are all practiced bare feet. Barre is required to have grippy yoga socks. Hubolates and Cardioblast require sneakers
- Bring a mat to class. You can RENT one for $10.00 or purchase one from $15.00-$50.00.
- For your first class, please arrive at least 10- 15 minutes early.