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What is the primary focus of Pilates?
To develop the body and mind uniformly, while strengthening the body as a whole. Concentrating on the Powerhouse to gain power and grace.

I am fifty years old. Can I do Pilates?
Yes! Joe Pilates did the Method into his 80's. Many seniors in their 60's and 70's do Pilates several times a week.

Will I develop large muscles?
No. We work to develop long, lean, defined muscles.

Can I do Pilates when I am pregnant?
Pilates is the perfect regimen to prepare your body for pregnancy and to remain flexible during your pregnancy. If you are not already ready doing Pilates prior to conception it is not recommended that you begin after becoming pregnant. However, Pilates is ideally suited for post-natal recovery.

How many times a week should I do Pilates?
We recommend three times a week. However, because Pilates is gentle on the body and the muscles do not need a recovery period you can do Pilates everyday.

Is Pilates something I can eventually do on my own?
Yes. Once your instructor feels you are proficient in your routine and safe on the equipment equipment you can work out for for the price of a floor fee. Once you have learned your mat routine you can also do this on your own.

I have back problems. Will Pilates help with this?
Many people use Pilates to improve their back problems with excellent results. When you strengthen the Powerhouse, change muscle length, re-balance and relax the body, along with correcting your posture, you alleviate many back problems and/or prevent them from occuring.


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