Do I need to bring my own mat?
If you have your own mat and you prefer to take it with you, you sure can! However, if you do not own a mat (yet), you can lend one in the studio.
I have back issues, is it OK to join?
YES! Even with back issues, you can join classes. As a matter of fact, Pilates can help you reduce your back pain! Throughout the session you will be given modifications when excercises might be too heavy for your back.
How many times per week should I do Pilates?
This is a trick question, because obviously I would say as much as you can! It is depending on what you want to achieve, but normally I would say 2 to 3 times a week would be sufficient to get and maintain a strong and toned body.
Can I lose weight only doing Pilates?
Pilates can help you lose weight in combination with a diet. Pilates exercises require a lot of concentration and focus on your body so that you can feel small changes. By strengthening your muscles, your body becomes tighter and your posture improves, giving you a slimmer appearance.
I'm pregnant, can I join group classes?
Yes, you sure can! Up until 15 weeks it is save to join the regular classes, but some modifications might be in place. After 15 weeks I recommend to find a workout that is more suitable for pregnant women.
What is the benefit of Pilates if I do other sports/workouts?
While Pilates is already a workout on its own, it is perfect to combine it with other sports, especially those sports where muscles often get too tight. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body and is ideal to rebalance the body, gain more power and prevent injuries.