What kind of results can I expect to see from doing STOTT PILATES®?
You can expect an increase in flexibility, mobility, balance and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back or other general pain.
Is it safe to do Pilates during pregnancy?
Information on pregnancy and exercise can sometimes be confusing. STOTT PILATES® tries to stay on top of the latest research. During a normal healthy pregnancy, moderate exercise is safe for the fetus. Exercise can prevent varicose veins, hemorhoids, low back pain and boost self esteem.
I have a bad back. Will I be able to do Pilates?
Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle & controlled with no sudden jerking actions. An instructor will be able to modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, continually challenge you within your range and monitor your improvements.
How long will I have to do the workout before I see results?
The average active person, doing 2-3 classes per week should see some results within 10-12 classes.
If I’m doing Pilates, should I still do my regular workout?
STOTT PILATES® is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program. In combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise (walking, running, aerobics etc.), it’s all you need!
How is STOTT PILATES® different or better than weight training or other resistance exercise?
- Pilates is three dimensional (exercises performed in all movement planes)
- Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction
- Emphasis is placed on re-balancing muscles around the joints
- Pilates corrects over training and muscle imbalances that lead to injury
- Balances strength with flexibility (for efficient movement)