“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.”
– Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86
Many types of people with different fitness levels doing Pilates have seen improvements in range of motion, flexibility, circulation, posture, and abdominal strength and decreases in back, neck and joint pain.
Joseph Pilates rarely worked with groups. He mostly worked one on one, so each person’s exercises were tailored to meet his or her needs.
No matter what your fitness level and athlete getting ready for an event or someone just beginning exercising a Pilates program can be tailored for you.
What to wear?
Wear clothing that you can move comfortably in. Leotards, tights, sweatpants, shorts, tank tops, or any other clothing that stretches. Tight fitting clothing is better so your instructor can see your body. Loose or baggy clothing might not be a good choice due to being put into positions on the machines that may reveal more of you then you are comfortable with. Jewelry will interfere with your workout. Toe socks are available for purchase at studio as they are have gripper bottoms and provide a safer, more sanitary surface to work out on.
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference;
In 20 sessions you will see the difference, and
In 30 sessions, you will have a whole new body”
- Joseph H. Pilates