Please wear comfortable and modest clothing which you can easily move in. Ladies will be most comfortable in yoga or capri-style pants and a tank top. Gentlemen are requested to use tighter biker shorts when their shorts rise above the knee.
Private sessions are tailored to suit your specific goals and needs utilizing the Pilates mat and reformer repertoire. Pilates core-based movement allows a unique whole body experience of discovery and awareness, while strengthening, toning and increasing flexibility.
Because the muscles of the body are used in harmony and are not over strained, Pilates can be done daily so the number of times per week you take class depends upon your goals. For maximum results, three times is optimal but it’s not always practical (“life” gets in the way). If Pilates is more of a supplemental or cross training exercise for you, once or twice a week is sufficient. I always suggest listening to your body to find a schedule that works best for you. Keep in mind that your results depend on your discipline, diet and consistency. You can’t out train a poor diet.
Pilates increases strength which changes your muscle to fat ratio, therefore, increasing your metabolism. This along with a healthy diet will help you to lose body fat.
Both Yoga and Pilates help to build strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Traditional yoga is more spiritual and based on the idea of moving energy through your body. The more freely the energy flows, the healthier and more energetic you feel. Pilates, on the other hand, is physical conditioning, first and foremost, as opposed to spiritual development. It’s creator, Joseph Pilates, was looking for a way to rehabilitate himself as well as injured soldiers during and after World War I. He developed a variety of exercises and machines using springs and cables. Pilates exercises not only stretch and strengthen your muscles but they encourage coordination between the muscles to stabilize the body.
Please arrive at least five (5) minutes before your session begins. Please consider traffic delays especially during peak travel periods. If you arrive late, your session will end on time. If you will arrive more than fifteen (15) minutes late, please reschedule your session.
Please avoid jewelry and the use of perfume, cologne, essential oils or fragrant lotions. Please refrain from chewing gum.
Please turn cell phones to silent or off. One of the principles of Pilates is concentration and this principle is lost when you are distracted by an incoming call or text.
If you do have an injury and/or physical condition, please let me know before class so that I can guide you and make the correct modifications when necessary. During the session if you experience any sharp or intense pain, please tell me immediately.
Please keep in mind that this is YOUR time and YOUR practice. It’s not a competition. Each day is different. Some days you’ll able to nail an exercise and the next you won’t. Don’t be discouraged. Just keep practicing.
Cancellation and rescheduling of classes must be done within twenty-four (24) hours of the class start time. Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS. All classes are prepaid and cancellations without twenty-four (24) hours notice will be charged full.