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Pilates Frequently Asked Questions

Pilates FAQ's
What is Pilates ?

-Pilates is a unique form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core muscles first, then the joints and postural muscles, then the limbs, improving flexibility, and enhancing overall body alignment and posture. All this using resistance from within and supported by springs, spring resistance.
Find out more about Pilates here

Who can benefit from Pilates?

-Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels from elite athletes to teens with scoliosis to middle aged desk jockeys. It can be especially beneficial for individuals recovering from injuries, returning to exercise or simply looking to improve their strength, flexibility, and posture, in a safe, intelligent, low impact way.

What are the benefits of Pilates ?

- The benefits of Pilates include improved core strength, increased flexibility, better posture, enhanced muscle tone, and overall body awareness, control and overall strength. Also improved mental focus and concentration, healthy breath patterns and general well-being, plus lower stress levels. So many benefits.

Do I need equipment for Pilates?

- Pilates can be performed with or without specialized equipment. 

Mat Pilates involves exercises done on using your own body weight for resistance, while equipment-based Pilates uses apparatus like the Pilates Reformer or Cadillac or Wunda chair for additional spring based resistance.

How often should I do Pilates?

- The frequency of Pilates practice can vary based on individual goals and fitness levels. It is recommended ( Gold Standard) to do Pilates 2-3 times per week for noticeable benefits over a shorter time frame, around 3 months.

 Are there different types of Pilates classes?

- Yes, there are various types of Pilates classes including Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Pilates on the Cadillac, and on the Wunda Chair. Studio equipment classes combine all the different approaches.  Each type of class, Mat Pilates or Reformer Pilates or Studio Pilates will focus on slightly different challenges to strength and flexibility. Here at Turning Tide Pilates Studio we teach all the above types of class.

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What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

- While both Pilates and yoga focus on mind-body connection and  controlled movement, Pilates emphasizes core strength and muscle conditioning, while yoga incorporates more focus on breathing, flexibility, and relaxation. Pilates has roots in holistic fitness and wellness and well as gymnastics and boxing training and Yoga has spiritual roots in the Hindu tradition. Read our blog on the differences between Pilates and Yoga

 Can Pilates help with back pain?

- Pilates exercises that focus on core strength and spinal alignment can definitely be beneficial for individuals with back pain. Pilates also helps in improving posture and reducing strain on the back muscles.Interested in Pilates for your bad back ? Use this link to read more.

Is Pilates suitable for rehabilitation ?

- Pilates is great as a rehabilitation tool to aid in recovery from injuries and orthopaedic surgeries to improve mobility, and strengthen muscles in a controlled and safe manner.

 Is Pilates a good workout for weight loss?

- While Pilates does not primarily focus on weight loss, it can help in toning muscles, improving metabolism, and enhancing overall fitness, which supports weight management goals. The body responds well to new challenges and Pilates challenges the body in relation to gravity promoting muscle growth ,which increases metabolism.

Is Pilates suitable for Men ?

-Pilates was invented by a man, Joe Pilates and most of his clients were men to begin with. Pilates challenges men to balance their strength and to develop and maintain mobility and flexibility. Jo Pilates was a boxer and a gymnast and he combined his body knowledge and intelligence with genius engineering to create the Pilates Method. Here's more about Men and Pilates practice...


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