Whister FAQs



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the Greek admonition...
Not too much, not too little."   

FAQs

How often should I do Pilates?

Pilates is best studied 2-3 times a week. Having said that, three is better than two, two is better that one and one is better than none! If money is not an issue then incorporating private or duet sessions are optimal. If these are not affordable on a regular basis, group classes will still get you results and you can choose to add in a private session every 4-6 weeks, or when money allows.

Do I need to be in shape before I start Pilates?

No,the system is such that we can tailor the workout to your current fitness level. Pilates is for everyone and every BODY.

I am strong and extremely athletic, can Pilates benefit me?

Ofcourse! Pilates will help to develop core strength and stability and this has a phenomenal effect on sports performance. The flexibility gains from Pilates will help keep the body mobile and you have a better chance of staying injury free. It is normal in the first few weeks to feel as though you are not getting a workout as we build a solid base while reprogramming the body. This foundation will set you up for a powerful and dynamic workout that will keep you safe and make you sweat!

I have a shoulder/back/knee injury, can I do Pilates?

Absolutely. There are thousands of exercises and modifications for different conditions and we are well equipped to work with various injuries. We recommend you have clearance from you PT and that you book in for a private session first so that you can be made aware of the proper modifications for your injury.

What do I wear?

Comforable athletic wear that allows the instructor to see the form of your body. Socks must be worn to all sessions.

I am pregnant, can I do Pilates?

Every body and each pregnancy is unique and while it is generally not recommended to start a new exercise program when you become pregnant, we do work with pregnant women in private and specific pre natal group sessions. If you become pregnant while doing Pilates, there is a good chance you will be able to keep going-with some adjustments-well into your third trimester. Always consult with your health care provider first.

My gym offers Pilates classes…why should I come to your studio?

Not all Pilates is the same. We specialize in teaching true Pilates and your instructor is comprehensively certified and committed to teaching the authentic Pilates Method. We also have a wide range of apparatus and the expertise to use it.