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What are the benefits of Pilates?
A more toned, leaner, stronger and flexible body. Pilates leads to a physical balance and to a better posture, it stimulates the circulation, ease of movements and brings the client to a higher self awareness. It also helps in releasing tension and stress, with the result of a whole physical and mental well-being and more self-confidence. Mister Pilates said: "Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness".

 

What is the best Pilates outfit?
Clothes should be comfortable and close-fitting, so that the body and his allinement can be constantly monitored. Leggings and tank top for ladies, shorts and t-shirt for men are ideal. Pilates is done bare feet or if you prefer in non-slip socks.

 

Is there any age limit in Pilates?
No, Pilates suits any age or fitness level: the exercises can be modified according to the client body and his aims. Joseph Pilates said " If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young. "

 

Is Pilates also for men?
Of course, Mister Joseph Pilates was a man himself. Even if during the years Pilates is become a women prerogative, it remains one of the best methods for men as well: it can be a support for every other sport or workout, stimulating the whole body, strengthening the core muscles and preventing from injuries.

What about past injuries? Is Pilates suggested in case of neck, back, articulations issues?
It depends on the severity of the injury. It's always suggested to consult your physician, in order to know if you are ready to go back to exercise and in which way is better, wether in a group class or in individual sessions.

 

When can I see results?
It's impossible to say, since it depends on many factors: fitness level, past injuries and the frequency of the practice.
Usually in the first 10 sessions the clients get a general improvement and a better self awareness. Then, with the more challenging exercises, he gets an improvement in strength and flexibility, with also some pain and aches. Pilates works, still you have to be patient, committed and focused and you'll be amazed with the results!.

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