Pilates has proven itself for over 90 years as an effective and safe method of exercise. Consistent practice results in lean, firm, sleek muscles and a strong core.
We recommend that you wear loose fitting clothing that will allow you to move freely. Men please wear underwear to avoid exposure. Most students usually train in socks or bare feet. PLEASE, leave the perfume, lotion, and jewelry at home! We have a significant investment in our equipment and want to keep it in top condition.
5-10 private sessions with a qualified instructor are highly recommended initially. The student must understand how to do the exercises correctly and engage the Powerhouse properly to gain the full benefit from the method and prevent injuries. Thereafter we suggest two-three times per week (in any combination of private session and small group classes) for best results.
Pilates can be beneficial for virtually all ages, fitness levels and body conditions and can be adapted, modified and customized for individual needs.
Pilates exercise is not typically a cardiovascular workout and burning calories is not its main focus. However, in conjunction with a sensible diet and some cardio work such as brisk walking, cycling, aerobics, etc. Pilates can be an important adjunct to any weight loss program. As your Powerhouse gets stronger and your body becomes toned you will notice the difference in your body. As Joseph Pilates said, “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, in 30 you’ll have a whole new body.”