Questions About Pilates
While teaching Pilates in Greenwich and Blackheath, there have been some questions that pop up time and time again. If you can’t find the information you need below, you can contact us from the website or pop in to the studio to talk to us directly!
How many Pilates sessions do I need to see results?
“In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference, and in thirty you’ll have a whole new body” (Joseph Pilates). Enough said…
How many treatments do I need to see an improvement in my symptoms?
This depends entirely on the severity and longevity of the injury. Minor acute injuries may need only a few treatments, whereas chronic conditions tend to need more work. The key component of your treatment is your mental state. Patience and perseverance are necessary because: a) sometimes after treatment the symptoms may worsen before they get better, b) Improvements in strength and function need time to develop.
How can I pay?
Bank transfer is our preferred payment method, however you can also pay by cash or cheque (above £50, payable to Pilates and Rehab Ltd). Please email us for our bank details. Payments are due in advance via bank transfer. Once we’ve received it, we’ll add the credit to your account. Click here for more info.
How far in advance do I need to book a class?
The earlier the better, as some classes are very popular. Our system is set up to allow you to book any class from the beginning of one month until the end of the next. If then you think you may not attend a certain class, you just need to cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the class or the fee will be charged. You can cancel yourself online or via email.
How can I start? How can I book?
Please visit our full page on how to book.
How does block booking work?
Block booking doesn’t mean you need to stick to the same class every week. You can take any class of the same level that suits your schedule, as long as it’s been agreed with the teachers that you are suitable for that level. Also your block begins from the moment you take the first class, so when the payment is sent doesn’t affect the block’s duration.
What’s the difference between a sports therapist and a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapy is the basis of Sports Therapy, they use the same techniques such as Maitland and Mulligan mobilisations, electrotherapy, soft tissue work and exercise rehabilitation. However, a Sports Therapist cannot be referred to as Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy is a protected title, whereas Sports Therapy is still in the process of becoming a protected title and a member of the Professional Health Council.
Will I lose weight with Pilates?
Pilates is a great body-conditioning method to tone the body, but it has no real impact in weight loss, especially at a beginner or intermediate level. This is because of the limited aerobic component of the technique. At a more advanced level, the pace may pick up to offer a greater challenge to the aerobic system, but it is still not considered as a cardiovascular training.
What do I need to wear?
For Pilates you need to wear comfortable but tight clothing, so that your teacher can have a clear view of your lines of movement. For treatment you need to be wearing shorts and a sports bra for women.
Is Pilates for me?
Yes, Pilates is for everyone, whatever your goals might be. You just tell us your goals and we’ll help you achieve them.
Do I need other forms of exercise?
Pilates is good on its own, but even better if it is combined with some form of cardiovascular exercise, at any level.
What equipment should I have at my home/place of work?
You only need a mat and we’ll provide the rest of the equipment.
Are there any contraindications to receiving treatment?
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, treatment can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your GP:
- Cardiovascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension)
- Psoriasis or eczema
- Heart problems, angina, those with pacemaker
More questions? Email us 🙂