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Pilates Frequently Asked Questions

Find below some frequently asked questions in relation to Pilates.

Pilates is not specifically a weight loss training program. Having said that, if you follow a sensible diet and some type of cardiovascular exercise along with your Pilates practice, you will see results quicker, Pilates will help with toning up and lengthening the muscles, giving you a much slimmer look with long, lean muscles.

  • Correcting posture and preventing injury
  • Toning up
  • Body awareness
  • Mind/body connection awareness
  • Full body strength, focusing on the core.
  • Core stability
  • Deep core muscle activation/work
  • Decrease lower back risk of injury and/or pain
  • Improving balance
  • Suitable for all ages, levels of fitness and gender.
  • Low Impact activity, suitable when recovering from injury
  • Feel and look great 

When practicing Pilates, it is very important that you learn the technique properly as Pilates can in fact be harmful if not performed correctly. Talk to your Pilates teacher and organize a one-on-one session where you can learn the basics of Pilates and then, you will be ready for a group class.

You can start straight away. However, talk to your Pilates teacher and they will be able to assess whether you need one on one sessions to start with or you are ready to join a group class.

Absolutely! Pilates is the greatest injury prevention/management tool. Make sure you talk to your Pilates teacher prior to starting your practice so they can adjust the exercises to your needs.

Ideally, 2-3 times per week. You will see results faster if you practice more often.

Yes, they can. Pregnant women will need to speak to their doctors before starting any new training program Make sure you let your Pilates teacher know as they will be some adjustments to some exercises that need to be done.

Pilates is a low impact, more gentle approach to fitness which is suitable for all ages. Do not let your age hold you back!

Pilates works your body in a way that corrects your posture and focuses on lengthening your spine. Therefore, it will make you stand up straighter which will consequently make you look taller.