STOTT Pilates is a full education, that many instructors decide to do, in order to become a certified Pilates instructor. However, there are other certifications, like BASI, Peak Pilates, Pure Body and more. They are all regulated programs including anatomy training and an understanding of how the body moves, in order to be bale to teach the method safely to clients.
Hot Pilates is Pilates performed in a heated room. It combines cardio and muscle toning. it will keep your heart rate up. The humidity makes you sweat elevating your heart rate and some mean that it is boosting metabolism, and promoting detoxification.
A Cadillac is a Pilates machine made to challenge your, strength, stability and body control by doing various Pilates exercices by using spring tension.
Mat Pilates is simply Pilates exercices performed on a mat with your own body as the only equipment. Sometimes mat Pilates can be harder than doing Pilates on various machines as your body is moving free in space and requires much body control.
Pilates usually gives you long lean muscles. In order to loose weight there may be better form of high intentisity training such as running. However building muscles is also an important part in weight loss. As there are many factors playing a part in weight loss such as, food intake and overall psychological well being it is not fair to suggest soly one thing in order to loose weight in a holistic and sustainable way.
Pilates is widely appreciated as a form of workout if you have back pain. But as with everything, you need to consult with your doctor and Pilates instructor if having back pain before you do any kind of workout. Many times it is important to move and stregthen up core and the entire body when having back problems. Pilates is great as you can work with various machines that you can adjust depengin on your injury and still being able to get a workout.
A reformer is a specific Pilates machine that is designed to perform Pilates exerices that will challenge your body, strength, stabiity and control. The reformer machine is designed so that you can workout, lying down, sitting or standing. The reformer has springs with tention and is designed so that you work against gravity which gives you a feel of really lenghtening and reaching when doing the Pilates repetoire on a reformer.
Yes. You can do Pilates at home, at a gym or at a Pilates studio. Usually if practicing Pilates at home you would do mat Pilates whereas if you do it at a Pilates studio you can also practice it om specific Pilates machines.