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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Pilates?
    Pilates is a low-impact exercise method that focuses on improving flexibility, strength, and core stability through controlled movements and breathing. It enhances overall fitness and posture. To start Pilates, find a quiet space with a mat for cushioning. Wear comfortable workout attire and begin with a gentle warm-up. Choose basic exercises like the "Hundred" or "Leg Circles" and focus on precise, controlled movements while engaging your core. Coordinate breathing with your actions. Start slowly, gradually increasing repetitions and intensity as you gain confidence. Finish with stretching and aim for consistency in your practice.
  • What's the difference between Yoga and Pilates?
    Yoga and Pilates are both mind-body practices, but they differ from each other. Yoga emphasises physical postures, breath control, and meditation for holistic well-being. In contrast, Pilates primarily targets core strength and overall body conditioning. Yoga often includes a spiritual aspect, while Pilates is primarily a physical fitness system.
  • Does Pilates build muscles?
    Yes! Pilates can make your muscles stronger and more toned, especially in areas like your core, legs, arms, and back. It won't bulk up your muscles like weightlifting, but it can give you a leaner and more defined look, with a special emphasis on a strong core.
  • Does Pilates burn calories?
    Yes, Pilates can help burn calories, but it's typically not as calorie-intensive as high-intensity workouts like running or cardio exercises. The number of calories burned during Pilates depends on factors like the intensity of the session and your body weight. It's excellent for improving core strength and flexibility, and while it burns calories, it may not be the primary choice for significant calorie expenditure compared to more vigorous forms of exercise.
  • How often should you do Pilates?
    The frequency of Pilates sessions depends on your fitness goals. Beginners can start with 1-2 sessions per week, while those looking for more significant results may aim for 3-4 sessions weekly. Maintenance and general well-being can often be maintained with 1-2 sessions per week.
  • Do you need a mat for Pilates?
    You will need a comfortable and supportive mat to practice Pilates, with at least a 4mm thickness. While most fitness mats are referred to as ‘Yoga mats’ there are a number of differences between mats which can impact your practice. Choosing a mat that grips to the ground and doesn’t move or curl during your workout is essential.
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