Pilates FAQ

How often should I do Pilates to see results?
What will Pilates training do for me?
I have a pre-existing injury. Is Pilates a good idea?
What should I wear for a Pilates session?
How long does a session typically take?
What are the benefits of working on a Pilates machine?
My gym offers Pilates’s why should I pay to come to Moving Moxie?
What if I get sick and can’t attend my session?

How often should I do Pilates to see results?

Joseph Pilates recommended that his students practice 4 times per week. We are aware that for most people this can be challenging, so we will work with you to identify the ideal number of classes per week that will help you achieve your health goals. Most of our clients do Pilates 2-3 per week.

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What will doing Pilates do for me?

Pilates provides many benefits including:

  • Improved posture
  • Strengthened and toned muscles without added bulk
  • Increased flexibility and muscle control
  • Improved alignment, coordination, and balance
  • Increased lung capacity
  • Uniformly developed muscles
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved body awareness
  • A more balanced body preventing muscle and soft tissue injury

In addition, you may sleep better, have increased energy, less stress , and reduced fatigue and/or chronic pain.

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I have a pre-existing injury. Is Pilates a good idea?

Pilates is excellent for someone in physical therapy. It is a system of body conditioning that is both gentle and athletic, known for its “feel good” and body transforming results. All classes are customized to meet our clients’ needs, we take extra care to ensure that our student’s individual health goals and concerns are addressed.

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What should I wear for a Pilates session?

No shoes are required. Both women and men should wear gym clothing that is comfortable and modest, preferably that allows your instructor to see how you’re moving.

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How long does a session typically take?

Sessions are 55 minutes.

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What are the benefits of working on a Pilates machine?

Pilates apparatus consists of a wide array of equipment designed to accommodate clients at every ability level. It was developed by Joseph Pilates after he created the traditional mat exercises. According to Pilates Method Alliance, Pilates equipment today is not much different than that of yesteryear. Spring tension, straps to hold feet or hands, supports for back, neck and shoulder are as important now as they were then. Because of the remarkable nature of the equipment to both challenge and support the body as it learns to move more efficiently, the inimitably designed pieces truly act as a complement to the challenging “matwork” exercises (http://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org/).

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My gym offers Pilates… why should I pay to come to Moving Moxie?

Good question, and there are several reasons.

  1. Moving Moxie Pilates Studio offers one-on-one personal attention, something you won’t get at a big gym.
  2. Many gyms offer only mat classes that often have 20 or more people in the class which doesn’t provide the same type of workout as personal training.
  3. Many instructors at gyms are new to the Method of Pilates and do not know the order of Pilates exercises, how to teach it safely, or how to connect the mind to control the whole body while performing the exercise. Pilates teachers at most gyms have experience as an aerobic teacher, or they are certified as a personal trainer with little or no experience in Pilates. Mckenzie is certified in Pilates and has extensive experience, which ensures your safety and increases your results.

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What if I get sick and can’t attend my session?

We request 24 hour notice for cancellation of any Private session. These sessions can be rescheduled based on the schedule availability of the teacher and student. Mat classes can also be made up if 24 hour notice is given.

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