What is Pilates
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
In additional, Pilates gives you a great awareness of your body, as result you will perform better in different facets of your life.
Who can do Pilates
Whether you are a professional athlete or suffering from an injury or just want to add a work out to your basic routine: Pilates is for you. Great variety of movements and exercises will leave everyone satisfied. Athlete can strengthen the core and deep muscles, work on their balance, flexibility and alignment for better performance. Specially designed equipment gives you an opportunity to work out with injuries and helps you get back to your form. So Pilates apparatus is able to give you support where you need it, and at the same time, it can challenge your body in completely new way. All ages and all levels are welcome in Lumen Pilates studio.
What to wear on Pilates class
Leggings or yoga pants with simple t-shirt or tank-top will work. In any case, wear conformable cloth, avoid all things that can get in the way during a workout: things like zippers, buttons, bracelets and big earrings. Also, considering that in Pilates classes, you might need to raise your legs over your head and possibly open your legs. If your shorts or pants happen to be too loose, they could fall up your legs. The best way to do Pilates is bare feet, but if you prefer to wear socks, use socks with non-slip grip.
How to prepare for your first class
If you never tried Pilates equipment, schedule a discounted intro private class before jumping into a group class. You will have 55 minute one on one session with an instructor to get acquainted with the equipment. You will be able to go through basic exercises and their names, and also learn about proper forms.
Think about your safety: no gum or candies during the class.
Make sure to let instructor know about any injuries before the class. If you feel any discomfort during the exercises, let your instructor know.