FAQs About Pilates
Q - Will Pilates make me bulky?
A - Absolutely not. Pilates encourages flexibility and movements that focus on extension and length, thereby negating bulk
Q - Do I need a machine for Pilates?
A - Mat work is an important part of Pilates based training and requires no equipment. You could learn over 100 floor movements to do in your very own living room.
Q - Does Pilates prevent Osteoporosis?
A - Possibly. The latest medical studies regarding Osteoporosis states that weight baring exercise staves off bone loss in women.
Q - Can men benefit?
A - Pilates is unisex. After all, it was created by a man! In his original New York studio, Joe kept a stable of golfers and racquet sports athletes as regular clients. Pilates became glamorized through celebrity women endorsements in the 90s, hence the misconception.
Q - I'm not athletically gifted. Will Pilates be too hard for me?
A - Not at all. People who tell me they hate to exercise are some of my greatest success stories. Pilates compliments those who are accomplished athletes and provides the platform for novices to discover their own physical strengths. It's a very pragmatic and spiritual way to work with your body. Over time you will be amazed at how far you've come.