​What fitness level is needed for Pilates?

Pilates can be for beginners, advanced students and anyone in between. It is a powerful yet low impact activity to works to strengthen your body regardless of age or body type. 

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Can I do Reformer Pilates if I have an injury?

Pilates is a great way to help you recover from muscular and joint injuries. Let your teacher know about your injury and they will be able to recommend exercises to repair and strengthen the area.

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Does Reformer Pilates help with bad posture?

Pilates helps to align your spine and strengthen your  back extensors and your core which improves your posture and allows you to stand taller and straighter.

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Can Pilates improve bone density or scoliosis?

Pilates focuses on exercises that strengthen your limbs as well as the core muscles which support your spine and keep your body balanced. It helps to increase bone density by allowing you to move your limbs against the force of gravity, spring resistance and your own body weight in a safe way. By improving your range of movement, your awareness and posture, your bones are kept in alignment as they become stronger.

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Is Pilates good for you?

Pilates is a great form of exercise that strengthens you overall, targets your core muscles and improves your breathing, helps your posture and increases your overall strength and well-being. So, yes! It is good for you.

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Is Reformer Pilates good for weight loss?

Pilates is a muscle building form of exercise that helps you to tone your body by building lean muscle and improving posture. While effective at helping you safely achieve and maintain a healthy weight, Pilates needs to be combined with higher intensity cardio exercises to power a weight loss campaign.

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Can I take Pilates as a Senior?

Yes! Pilates is a great form of muscle and bone strengthening exercise for all ages. It helps to strengthen core muscles that improve posture and balance, plus it stabilizes joints and reduces the risk of injury. 

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What should I wear for Pilates?

Wear your normal active wear but please make sure you have no heavy seams, ZIPS or metal buttons, studs as these can damage our valuable equipment.

Wear clean cotton socks and preferably non-slip Pilates socks. We sell Pilates socks and a range of small items for home practice.

Jewellery and watches can also damage the equipment so please remove or take extra care when working out.

Men should wear track suit pants or workout shorts. Please wear a pair of snug lycra shorts underneath (like rugby players and footballers) 

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Where can I park at Turning Tide Studio?

There is unrestricted parking on the road outside the house we are based in. Come in through the gate to the right of the house and follow the path around to a couple of steps leading up to our door.