The short answer is Yes.
As long as you are not in acute pain, and you have permission from your MD to start Pilates as a form of rehabilitation. Many doctors and chiropractors recommend Pilates as a rehabilitative tool. We work with you at a pace that is suitable to help strengthen muscles around the problem area.
Great Question !
A highly qualified, certified instructor goes through hundreds of hours of intense lectures, practical work, practice classes, teaching and observing in order to be certified. The Certification process can cost Thousands upon thousands of dollars. The drop out rate is also very high.
Our certified instructors are movement specialists rather than a class motivator that pushes you to sweat to a beat. We are of course not against other forms of exercise and Cardio. They all have their place and can compliment your Pilates workouts.However, you just will not get the same attention to detail in a regular gym class.
Your Pilates instructor will guide you in understanding how your body works and give detailed instructions to make the most out of every move. A deeper level of training will help you make changes within the body.
A good way to approach it is to think of the costs that you may incur from regular physio, chiro or massage treatments. While these certainly have their place and benefits, if your body is balanced correctly through proper instruction and movement, you will decrease and possibly stop the need for regular visits to them.
While it is not at first, commitment to the method will become a cardio workout.
It does take time to master the beginner work and to completely understand how you should be working within the body before you get to the pace where you achieve a cardio workout.But once you get there, Wow... Does it ever feel great !
We ask clients to bring a water bottle and to wear comfortable, workout wear. Nothing that is too baggy or bulky is good (no jeans).We have a change room if you prefer to change at the studio so please do not feel pressured to come in your workout attire.
We also ask clients to wear socks in class for hygienic reasons. We sell ToeSox in the studio. These socks have grips on the bottom to keep you from feeling unstable during your workout.
Pilates is safe enough to do every day. Initially you may want to start slow and work your way into a regular schedule.
Once you become consistent; then a good goal is to do it 3 times a week for the best results. As Joseph Pilates used to say, to do it at least three times a week.