How long will it take to see results?
This will depend on your commitment. Most people who attend 2 Pilates sessions per week will see results within 2 months.
Is Pilates only for women?
No, Pilates was developed by a man (Joseph Pilates) and designed to strengthen all body types, both male and female. The emphasis on core muscle toning and flexibility are extremely important and challenging for men.
Is it beneficial to work with different instructors?
Yes. Every instructor has something unique to offer. You will benefit from their different observations, exercise choices, and explanations.
What should I wear?
Pilates is best performed in comfortable, form-fitting clothing and socks.
Why do I need to wear socks?
The studio policy requires socks in order to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. Socks with grips on the soles are available for purchase.
Is the apparatus or mat routine more challenging?
The most beneficial workout routine should incorporate both mat and apparatus. The mat routine is a very challenging set of exercises designed to strengthen your muscles using your own body resistance. Fluidity, repetition, stability, and flexibility are emphasized in a mat class. A session on the Pilates apparatus provides more attention to details, weak muscles, injuries and a more personalized workout. The apparatus provides isometric resistance, which can help you to perform the exercises better, therefore challenging you even further.
Is Pilates a cardiovascular workout?
Yes but at a more advanced level. The major goals of Pilates are strengthening, flexibility, control, concentration, centering, alignment and relaxation.
Is it safe to practice Pilates during pregnancy?
Yes. If your doctor has approved exercise during your pregnancy then Pilates is an excellent choice. It will help with back pain, sciatica, weight gain, blood pressure, breathing, stress reduction, and post-natal recovery. It is never recommended to start a new exercise during pregnancy. If you begin Pilates first it will be easier and safer to maintain your workout during your pregnancy.
How do I register for a class?
Please call 914-381-3201 to register for a mat class or schedule a private session. Online registration is unavailable.
Where do I park?
There is metered parking in front of the studio. There is free parking on the opposite side of the street.