What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise method based on the work of Joseph Pilates. Its focus is on strengthening the "powerhouse" (abs, buttocks, and inner thighs) to execute the exercises which are designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve posture. Pilates will lengthen and strengthen your muscles with-out the bulk. The method involves concentration and the coordination of movement and breath, thereby helping to balance mind and body.
Why the name "grasshopper"?
The "grasshopper" is a very challenging exercise in Pilates that embraces all its fundamental principals; breathing, centering, control, concentration and fluidity.
Where do I begin?
We suggest you start with a few private sessions. We want you to be familiar with your body's strengths, needs and work correctly from the beginning. We will introduce you to the philosophy of pilates, terminology, and the different apparatuses. There's a lot of information that needs focus in the beginning to help set up your platform for your success in your training.
How many times a week should I do Pilates?
Two to four times a week is what we suggest to our new clients. This may include any combination of classes. Pilates is like a language, consistency is the key.
What should I wear?
Clothing that's comfortable and not too loose. Socks are required, you don't need shoes.