Questions and answers about Pilates
The Benefits of Pilates
Barre is a workout that incorporates influences from ballet and is usually performed in group classes at a Barre studio or gym.
Pilates is a sustainable workout method focusing on core strength, stability, body control, endurance and balance. Pilates can be practice on a mat or on specific Pilates machines. The intensity of the workout varies and depends on which level you are at. People with back problems and joint problems tend to favour the workout. But also athletes practice Pilates for body control, strength, improve their technique and mobility.
Pilates is the surname of the founder of the workout method, Joseph Pilates. Pilates is a system of exercices designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, body control, posture, and enhance mental awareness.
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.
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.
A Cadillac is a Pilates machine made to challenge your, strength, stability and body control by doing various Pilates exercices by using spring tension.
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.
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.
We have created a Pilates Questions and Answers including questions and answers about all you need to know about Pilates. At Pebbles Pilates, we want to inspire more women to incorporate Pilates as part of their daily routine. The Pilates practice has its roots in Germany and in USA. The first studio was in fact opened in New York. Today, Pilates studios are opening up all over the world. Pilates is known for its great effect it has on strengthening the back and core muscles, but also to help with your posture and gain better body control. In Pilates you focus on building the body up from within, focusing on stabilising muscles, to build longer and leaner muscles. As part of the Pebbles Pilates community, we are working close with Pilates instructors and studio owners, in order to inspire your Pilates routine. But, we also get a lot of questions from our client community, be it moms, sisters, lawyers, doctors, artists, musicians etc. about Pilates. That is why we have created a Q&A about all you need to know about Pilates, and all you have ever wondered about Pilates. The questions are inspired from all our customers who have asked us various questions about Pilates. It is a range of questions and answers about, for instance, the difference between Yoga and Pilates, what is a Pilates Reformer, how often one should practice Pilates, if one can practice Pilates on a mat and on specific machines, who invented Pilates and much more. Be sure to learn everything you have always wanted to know about Pilates, and the benefits of Pilates. If you have any questions still unanswered. Then, make sure to shoot us an email with your question, and we will add it to the Q&A about Pilates