Frequently asked questions
What's the difference between Yoga & Pilates?
Yoga is an ancient discipline that was brought about by holy men in India, they used to meditate for hours to try and find higher power, coming out of meditation then look how animals stretched.
How would you describe Pilates?
In the gym you lift weights and contract muscles, in pilates you lengthen the muscle by stretching it therefore we use resistance through length rather than through shortening the muscle. Its the definition of strength through length, getting that long lean look. In other words say your lifting weights pilates will help you gain more mobility and range. Pilates will help you whatever kind of sport you do increasing your functional movement. I think pilates as strength with the stretch. Not forgetting your mind to body connection and adding a touch of physio . Mr Joseph Pilates was a genius !!
Do I have to be flexible to do Pilates?
No. Flexibility is a result not a prerequisite!
How many times a week should I do Pilates?
I recommend 2-3 times a week to see results, however ,once a week is better than nothing.
What do I wear to a Pilates class?
Comfortable clothes you can move in; something you would wear to a yoga class; gym clothes that don't slip, fall, lift, or flash. no sports shoes, either bare feet or socks . "Sticky socks" which have non-slip on the soles are great !
What's my approach to Food & Drink?
Well I'm not like "My body is my Temple" I love healthy food and I also love chocolate and wine ! I'm only human. I think everything in moderation especially at the weekends, after all I'm over 50 and well just trying to stay Fit !
So remember everything in moderation, have a healthy lifestyle and diet. Have a cheat day don't be too hard on yourself ! Mix up your fitness programs adding Pilates of course its for all ages and disciplines! Pilates will help you maximize your performance in other activities by improving body awareness and form.