“Strengthen, Lengthen, Balance Body Muscles”

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need experience to attend the classes? You do not need any experience with Pilates but we do recommend that you attend an orientation session before your first class. This will ensure that you are comfortable with basic Pilates principles and that you receive the most from the group sessions.

What is STOTT Pilates™ ? STOTT Pilates™  is a contemporary, anatomically-based approach to the original  method. The focus is on building strength without stress.

What are the foundations of STOTT Pilates™ ? STOTT Pilates™  focuses on balancing your muscles around your joints and improving your body through focused breathing and alignment of the core muscles.

How often should I do Pilates? How often you do Pilates depends on what you want to achieve – what your goals are.  For the average active person 2-3 times per week is a good workout.  A person rehabbing from an injury or a person training for athletic performance or someone with specific medical needs may have a different workout schedule.  At our studio we try to work with the needs and goals of each individual.  However, one should keep in mind that Pilates is a lifestyle, so the principles can and should be used in everyday movement (walking, sitting, carrying items, driving, etc).

What do I wear to classes? Wear something comfortable to class. It is not necessary to wear tight clothing but avoid t-shirts/sweatshirts that are overly large; leggings, sweatpants, shorts are all acceptable. Shoes are not worn during class; socks, small slippers (ex: ballet), or barefoot are the norm. It is recommended to have bands for long hair so it will not get in the way of the exercises or caught in the equipment and it is easier to see the lines of the body

Why is this better than other form of Pilates? Pilates was developed in the 1920’s.  Since that time we have learned much about the human body and the STOTT method of Pilates represents the changes to the moves as a result of this increased knowledge.  STOTT is an updated, anatomically based method of the exercise.

Can I do this if I am pregnant? Please call our director to discuss this option.  As always we ask that you rely first on your physician for advice and consent before starting any exercise regimen

Are there any medical or physical conditions that would make me unable to do Pilates? When beginning any new exercise program you should consult with a physician.

Below are listed some of the most common questions.  If you do not see an answer to your question please contact us by phone or e-mail and we will be happy to help.