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Pilates FAQs

1. What should I wear to a lesson or class?
Wear comfortable clothing that is not too baggy. While on the machines and mat, you will not need shoes or socks. Most students wear a tank top or t-shirt and leggings or yoga pants.

2. What if I can't do the movements or it is too hard?
Pilates does not require strength, coordination, flexibility, or previous experience in similar areas. All we ask is that you give it your best. Some of the movements may be difficult at first, but it gets easier with each lesson if you are consistent. You will never be forced to do anything that makes you uncomfortable or gives you pain.

3. Once I finish private lessons, how often should I come to group classes?
Pilates would have recommended 3 days a week. 2-3 group classes a week is common. On days when you are not doing Pilates, activities involving cardio are recommended. Some clients only come one day a week and supplement with other activities, while other clients come 4 days a week.

4. Why do I need 5 private lessons?
The private lessons are an introduction to correct and safe movement on the reformers and in mat work for those who have never done Pilates before. If you have taken reformer classes at another studio, you are welcome to try a group class and then decide if you would like private lessons with us before you return to a group class.

5. Can pregnant women do Pilates?
Pilates is safe for pregnant women, but certain modifications will be made (specifically after 20 weeks gestation).

6. Will my body be sore after a Pilates class?
Soreness varies by the individual. More active individuals may be less sore while more sedentary individuals may be more sore. Your activities while in your work and home environments may dictate whether or not you are sore as well.

7. How is Pilates different from yoga?
Both activities are focused on mindful, controlled movement. Many consider yoga to be more spiritual than Pilates. Joseph Pilates was influenced by yoga, so many yoga poses can be performed in a Pilates class and even on a Pilates reformer. Yoga can be practiced on a mat in almost any location while Pilates can be done on a mat, a reformer, and other equipment. We have many clients that practice both Pilates and yoga.

8. Why try Pilates?
Pilates is safe, effective, and rehabilitative in nature. Pilates developed his work through his experience rehabbing soldiers in WWI. The low-impact nature of Pilates can be relaxing, but it is also difficult enough to challenge even seasoned athletes. Each person is able to adapt Pilates for their needs, so it can help post-natal mothers, athletes of all types, people struggling with inflexibility, and people with injuries of all types. Pilates is specifically effective for tennis players, golfers, swimmers, runners, dancers, basketball and football players, and people with back issues.

9. What if I am too old or too overweight to do Pilates?
Physical age and body type should not be impediments to the practice of Pilates. We have clients of all ages and body types. Currently, our youngest client is 14 and our oldest client is 79.

10. Are there different levels of classes, such as beginner or advanced?
Each group class can be tailored to meet the needs of the clients who attend. More difficult variations are given with many moves, but all movements can be modified or adapted to make them easier for clients with special needs. Private lessons can work for clients who wish to do a specific level of work if group classes do not suit them.

11. How do I get started?
You may call the owner Amanda at 405.613.3808 or the studio at 405.767.6222 to ask questions or set up a private lesson. We look forward to speaking with you.