Do you offer group classes for Pilates or GYROTONIC®?
Currently, we do not offer any group classes. We offer only Private or Semi-Private instruction. Group classes are wonderful but offer little individual attention and instruction. Private sessions provide you with one on one instruction, which is especially nice when just getting started, and for addressing specific issues. There is a lot to learn and integrate. In a private session you work at your own pace ensuring a safe and effective program.
What if I have back problems or other injuries?
Building your core can definitely help improve back issues. Many people find Pilates or GYROTONIC® is an excellent choice for preventing or managing back issues and/or recovering from an injury involving other body areas such as the shoulder or hips.
Will I lose weight?
You will be building and toning your muscles and your body will continue to burn calories, even after you have left your appointment. Your trainer can incorporate some cardio into them to help increase your heart rate. With a combination of a proper diet and regular attendance, you can definitely lose weight.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable workout clothes that you can move in, preferably not too loose or baggy so our instructors can see your movement and correct your alignment. Socks are required.
How long are the sessions?
All sessions are 55 minutes.
What if I haven’t worked out in a long time?
We offer modifications to many exercises and encourage you to move at your own pace. We have a non-competitive atmosphere, so if you need to take a little break during your appointment, feel free to do so.
Is Pilates or GYROTONIC® for guys?
Absolutely! Both modalities were invented by men: Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates and GYROTONIC® was created Juliu Horvath. They both offer a challenging workout for men and women of all sizes and ages.
How often should I do Pilates or GYROTONIC®?
Some clients come twice a week but most clients come once a week. While consistency is important to master the exercises and Principles of Pilates, the focus is on quality not necessarily quantity. Most clients supplement with additional workout programs such as yoga, spinning, triathlons, surfing, etc.