What is Pilates
For the most part, we see exercises done on the floor using mats. Mat exercises are a valuable part, but only part of the Pilates method. The centerpiece of the work is performed on spring-based apparatus. The most common apparatus is called the Universal Reformer.
While mat classes may accommodate a number of people, the Reformer classes (or apparatus classes) focus on the individual client and his/her physical needs. Springs work like our muscles, they expand and contract as resistance is applied to them. While on the various apparatus, whether lying, sitting or standing, spring-based equipment helps us to work symmetrically, thus creating balance of muscle strength and flexibility in a very efficient manner.
I encourage all new participants to visit my studio before signing up. I assure you, many of your questions will be answered while watching a given session at my studio. You can then schedule your first appointments – private or semi-private classes or a mat class.