From mat classes to private and small group reformer sessions, we have the program to accommodate your schedule, goals, and budget.
Meet with Stott Certified Trainer Raelynn to see how Pilates can help you reach your fitness goals! First time clients only, must be over 18 years old and local residents.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pilates
- What is Pilates?
- Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core muscles, improving flexibility, and increasing overall body awareness and control. It emphasizes controlled movements and proper breathing techniques.
- What are the benefits of practicing Pilates?
- The benefits of practicing Pilates include improved posture, increased core strength, improved flexibility and balance, reduced stress, and improved mind-body awareness.
- Who can practice Pilates?
- Pilates can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels. Modifications can be made to accommodate injuries or physical limitations.
- What equipment do I need for Pilates?
- While Pilates can be practiced without any equipment, some practitioners use a Pilates mat, resistance bands, Pilates balls, or a Pilates reformer machine.
- How often should I practice Pilates?
- The frequency of Pilates practice depends on individual fitness goals and schedule. It is recommended to practice Pilates 2-3 times per week for optimal results.
- Can Pilates help with weight loss?
- Pilates can aid in weight loss by increasing overall physical activity and building lean muscle mass. It can also improve posture and body awareness, which can lead to healthier food choices and lifestyle changes.
- Is Pilates safe during pregnancy?
- Pilates can be a safe and effective form of exercise during pregnancy with modifications made to accommodate changes in the body. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program during pregnancy.
- What should I wear to a Pilates class?
- It is recommended to wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement. Some practitioners may prefer to wear socks or special Pilates shoes.
- Can Pilates help with back pain?
- Pilates can be an effective way to improve posture and strengthen the core muscles, which can help alleviate back pain. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program if you have a history of back pain.
- How do I find a Pilates class near me?
- You can find Pilates classes near you by searching online directories, contacting local fitness studios or gyms, or asking for recommendations from friends or family.