OUR GUIDE TO THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. I have never tried Pilates. Where do I begin?
A. The most effective, safe and beneficial way to start would be to join one of our Absolute Beginners Pilates Courses, which run regularly throughout the year in both Henfield and Steyning. You will learn the key principles of Pilates and all the basic Pilates moves so that you are then ready to join one of our regular classes.
Q. Do I need to bring anything to my classes?
A. No. Everything you need, including mats and small equipment, is provided for you.
Q. What should I wear for my classes?
A. Comfortable clothing in which you can move freely is ideal e.g. t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms. Trainers are required for the HIIT Pilates Classes.
Q. Is Pilates suitable for me if I have had a back/neck/shoulder/knee/hip problem?
A. We will discuss any health issues you may have before you join an Absolute Beginners Course with us. If necessary we would obtain advice from your GP, Physiotherapist or Osteopath before we start. Contact us to talk through any queries or concerns further.
Q. Can I still practise Pilates if I am pregnant?
Pilates during pregnancy can support and strengthen your body during this very special but also challenging time. To reap the most benefits from Pilates during pregnancy, we usually recommend attending 1:1 Pilates sessions with one of our expert teachers, so we can truly understand your goals and tailor your Pilates programme to you and your individual needs. We may also liaise with your healthcare practitioner during this time to ensure you receive the very most from your programme. Find out more about our 1:1 Pilates sessions here.
Q. What will Pilates give me?
Pilates can help you to:
- Reduce back and neck pain
- Experience improved posture
- Develop better balance and coordination
- Increase core stability and function
- Improve your flexibility and mobility
- Relieve stress and tension
- Increase muscle tone
- Improve your breathing
- Increase overall sense of wellbeing and confidence
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Q. What can I expect from the classes?
A. When you join our Pilates classes you can expect a warm, friendly welcome and a professional approach. We usually dim the lights and use aromatherapy oils to create a calm, nurturing atmosphere. Even when our classes are at full capacity (maximum 12 people) we make time to work with everyone as an individual to ensure that each and every client can benefit fully from the life-changing positive experience that Pilates brings.
Q. How does APPI Clinical Pilates differ from other exercise methods?
Q. How often should I practise Pilates?
A. The ideal frequency would be three times a week, but for most people this can be difficult to manage with today's busy lifestyles! However, you can utilise what you learn in your Pilates classes during your daily life as you become more aware of how you move, stand, sit and walk etc. Home practise is also of great benefit, even if it is only for 10 minutes a day!
Q. What is HIP Pilates and who is it for?
A. HIP Pilates- High Intensity Power Pilates, offers a whole body conditioning and cardiovascular program. The foundations of HIP Pilates lie within the precision, flow & technique of the Pilates method. Classes use hand weights and expertly choreographed sequences to create incredibly effective workout to improve fitness, flexibility & core strength in order to create a longer, leaner body. Our HIP classes are appropriate for those with or without previous Pilates experience, who desire a dynamic workout giving the ultimate challenge whilst maintaining focusing on technique, posture and alignment of your joints.
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Q. Can anyone teach Pilates? Who are our teachers?
A. We are dedicated to providing expert, safe and effective Pilates tuition to all our clients. We are all qualified to Level 3 National standard and fully believe that for continued integrity and professionalism continued development is essential. As such, we frequently attend Continued Professional Development workshops and courses to ensure that we uphold excellent standards of teaching that follow the most current research into human physiology. Find out more about us and our Pilates training here.
Q. How do I sign up for classes?
A. Contact us today to find out how you to start your Pilates classes or for an informal chat about how Pilates could help you on 01273 495911/07713253604 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org