What should I wear and bring for my Pilates session?
For your first pilates session, you should wear comfortable (yoga) clothing. On the equipment, you will want to have full range of motion for the exercises through your arms and legs- so make sure your clothing is not restrictive. We provide towels and water.
What comes first, group or privates?
There are many ways to experience Pilates. Your condition, goals, personality and budget will help determine your routine. People with injuries must start with private sessions and may be asked to seek medical clearance prior to attending. No matter how you structure your program, Pilates will help you feel and look your very best.
Can I take a group equipment class if I am a beginner?
You should have some Pilates experience before starting a group equipment class. We recommend attending a beginner class or completing the "Intro to Group Class" package which consists of 4 private sessions before moving on to a group equipment class.
What age group is Pilates appropriate for?
Pilates can be done by people of all ages, from very young to very old. Persons of any fitness level can benefit from Pilates.
How often does someone do Pilates?
We feel that two to three times a week is the most beneficial. Once a week on a very regular basis is good, providing you are doing some other exercise during the week. Without a doubt twice to three times per week consistently will get you the results you are looking for.
What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?
Both forms of exercise build strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination. However, Yoga is based on the Eastern idea of moving energy through your body. The more freely the energy flows, the healthier and more energetic you feel. Pilates on the other hand is physical conditioning first and foremost - rather than spiritual development. Its creator, Joseph Pilates, was looking for a way to rehabilitate himself as well as injured soldiers during and after World War I. He developed an assortment of mat exercises and machines using cables and trolleys and exact body positioning. Pilates exercises stretch and strengthen and are unique in their ability to encourage co-ordination between the muscles that stabilize the body.
Can I bring my children?
Our facility does not have the capability to provide childcare. For liability reasons, children are not permitted in the studio at any time.
What form of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, visa and mastercard. To qualify for the discount of multiple lessons or classes you must prepay. Multiple class packages consist of 6 or 12 sessions.
What if I have to cancel?
You can cancel a class by calling the studio at 281-298-5277.
I didn't know there was equipment involved - and it looks like torture! What is this?
Pilates is not like any other exercise regimen you have ever done. The program is a unique and individual style of exercises performed on specially designed apparatus. Don't let the look of the apparatus scare you -- they are easy and safe to use with proper instruction from our highly trained Pilates instructors. There is an extensive repertoire of over 500 exercises -- and we promise you will never be bored working on apparatus like the Cadillac, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Barrels and more.
What should I expect during my first session?
Pilates is taught one-on-one in 55 minute sessions with a professionally certified Pilates instructor. A typical Pilates private session consists of both apparatus and mat work as well as any specialized exercises to address your individual body type. In this way the client gradually builds strength, control and balance before moving to more advanced exercises.