In each session you should expect to move within your healthy range of motion and try new things that are challenging. Barring any injuries, or physical limitations, you should expect to forward bend, side bend, back bend, twist and invert within a range that is appropriate for you. This can all feel really good, new, refreshing, fun and invigorating. There will be articulation of the spine, deep breathing and postural awareness. Your instructor will give you a path to get to know your own body—what powers you have, some weaknesses to strengthen – and you will begin to experience how incredibly good your body can feel. Some clear results you can expect from practicing Pilates are:
- Increased muscular strength and tone
- Improved flexibility
- More comfort in trouble spots like your neck and low back
- Improved coordination
- More efficient breathing
- More efficient digestion
- Greater body awareness
- Better posture and alignment
In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body.
During the initial consultation we take the time to get to know you and your body and what it craves for optimum function, form and fitness. We get to know what your body has been through, your motivations, short and long-term goals. Through postural assessment and muscle testing we design a personalised program to help you achieve success. You will then be introduced to a few basic exercises and the concepts of Pilates in order to gain better understanding of how it will help you to achieve your goals.
What to wear
We recommend comfortable exercise clothes that are not too loose so you can easily see your body move in the mirrors. Please bring socks to wear in the studio. Changing facilities are available.