Pilates is the last name of the man that created this method, Joseph Pilates. He originally referred to this work as "Contrology." Today, we refer to the work as "The Pilates Method."
Before jumping into the repertoire, we have to see you move!
The first few sessions will give the Pilates teacher a chance to see you move, answer any questions that you may have, and allow us to get to know one another.
We ask all new students to keep an open mind, because unless you've taken a Pilates class before, this is a new movement adventure!
We ask that students wear fitted workout attire and socks (sticky socks are preferred).
Fitted clothing will help us better see your alignment and movement patterns. Sticky socks will help your feet stay put and reduce the risk of slipping.
We want you to be comfortable but above all... safe!
There are no requirements or prerequisites to enter our studio. If anything, the Pilates Method will help improve your flexibility!
This is probably the MOST frequently asked question.
While there are similarities between the two in terms of benefits (like the focus on breath and mind-body connection), they are completely different bodies of work with different goals and intentions.
Think about apples and oranges. Both are a great source of nutrients but are different fruits coming from different roots.
If you'd like to give the Pilates Method a try, please send us an email at email@example.com
From there, we will send over necessary paperwork (like our Client Intake Form), and then we can begin to coordinate schedules!
We encourage our clients to wear what feels comfortable for you! That could be a tshirt and shorts, tank top and leggings, or any other combination of the two. We do ask that you wear close-toed shoes that are flat at the sole (like a Converse or Vans skater shoe). This will support proper lifting technique and ensure safety when moving weight around.
We believe that strength is relative, but you do not have to be at YOUR strongest when entering our studio. All we ask is that you enter in with an open mind, a positive attitude, and a will to push past your comfort zone! Oh... and a water bottle (because it's hot in Florida and hydration is important when training)
Nope! This is probably one of the most popular misconceptions of lifting that unfortunately pushes people away from trying it out. Building muscle takes a long time and it will not build muscle any differently than another activity that can stimulate muscle hypertrophy (aka muscle growth).
You can now find our studio in South Seminole Heights!
Our new address:
4636 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
For more information or if you have any questions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org