Can everyone regardless of fitness levels and backgrounds do Pilates?
YES! Because Pilates uses resistance from springs and your own body weight, it is extremely easy on the joints and muscles. Clients of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy this form of exercise, including pregnant women, seniors and those recovering from injury. If you have a serious medical condition, please seek the advice of your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?
Some say the difference can be as simple as that of the East and West. While both systems build strength and flexibility, Pilates focuses more on the physical benefits, “core strength” and stabilization, while yoga focuses more on the spiritual benefits and energy flow. Each has their individual benefits and can also work well together.
What do I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothing in which you can move without restraint. Make sure your clothing does not have buckles or metal objects that may result in tearing of the vinyl on the apparatus. Pilates, Yoga or exercise specific clothing is ideal.
No shoes on the equipment. You can go with our without socks or purchase the pilates favorite specially designed ToeSox at our store.
What can I expect during my first private session?
All apparatus sessions are 55 minutes in duration. Your instructor will address any questions and concerns you may have, then proceed to develop your personalized program.
When can I expect to see the results in my body?
After the first session, you should expect to experience heightened postural awareness and feel more flexible as your body begins to adapt to the system. Each session will further the benefits and shape of your body. If you are coming once a week or less, we recommend that you supplement with a home program or mat classes. The more consistent you are and the more often you attend, the faster you will see results.
Will I always be seeing the same instructor?
At Los Gatos Pilates, we have instructors with a variety of backgrounds and certifications. Feel free to read the bios of each instructor to determine with whom you’d like to start your initial training. You may want to try a variety to keep your workout fresh or stay with the same instructor to develop and monitor your progress.