Woman with Pilates Mat

Joseph Pilates

"In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, in 20 you'll see the difference and in 30 you'll have a new body"

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Ultimately you want to be comfortable. You will need to wear comfortable clothing which enables your full range of movement. Clothing without excess zips and buttons is best as these can damage your mat and feel uncomfortable. Shoes are not required; most clients choose to work in socks or in bare feet.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR CLASS?

For online classes, you will need a nice thick mat, a small ball and band. 


For in person classes, you will need your own mat and your instructor will provide smaller equipment. 

I HAVE AN INJURY, CAN I STILL ATTEND CLASSES

In most cases the answer is yes. The majority of my clients have either a past or current injury. I am trained to work with a range of individuals and clinical conditions, in fact it's what I do best! Those attending online classes are asked to read the disclaimer whilst all private clients and those attending in person classes are asked to complete a health form in advance of sessions so that I can discuss your individual needs with you and ensure that you are moving safely. Please follow the link below.

IS PILATES LIKE YOGA?

In some respects Pilates is like yoga. Both are considered mind-body type methods of movement and both emphasise deep breathing and smooth, long movements that encourage the mind-body connection. Pilates however flows through a series of movements that are more dynamic, systematic and anatomically-based incorporating resistance equipment. The goal with STOTT pilates exercise is to strengthen the postural muscles whilst achieving optimal functional fitness.