Frequently Asked Questions
Who can do Pilates?
This depends on the qualifications and experience of the instructor. At the Pilates Unlimited studio, we are able to take clients between the ages of 14 and 85yrs of age. Pilates for younger children is no longer really Pilates as their concentration span is very short and the exercises then become more movement based.
Can I do Pilates if I have an injury?
Again I stress that you need to attend class at a studio that has experience as well as detailed knowledge of injuries. At the Pilates Unlimited studio, we require that you bring a report from the health care professionals that you have been consulting and we will be working in conjunction with what their report says. This is to ensure that you receive a client specific session as well as exercises that will benefit the injury and not be contraindicated to the injury.
How do I know I am attending class at a great studio?
The first rule is that when you leave the session, you feel that the instructor targeted your specific needs and focused on these while informing you of what they are doing. Another important factor is that the instructor has a comprehensive knowledge of the anatomy and explains anatomically what is going on in your body and what they are working on. You will know if you instructor is passionate and professional. The more information they can give you, the better.
Can I do Pilates if I am overweight?
Pilates is a form of exercise that can accommodate people of all shapes and sizes. If you feel uncomfortable exercising in front of others, opt for the private Pilates sessions.
What classes should I attend?
At the Pilates Unlimited studio, we start with a Body Assessment. From there your instructor will be able to give you a better idea of what you need. Their advice is for your benefit so please take their advice into consideration but at the end of the day, it is your choice. If budget is a problem, opt for 30min or 45min sessions as these are offered at a reduced rate.