Benefits / FAQ

Individuals who train at  FitWise Pilates and wellness  include working professionals who want to use their time efficiently to reduce stress, reverse computer posture  and keep fit, people recuperating from injuries, elite athletes training for events, dancers and performers, Pilates teachers and movement educators looking to expand their skills, young people who are just beginning a fitness regime, and older adults who want a safe way to keep their bones strong and bodies flexible.

Some of the  benefits you’ll experience  include:

  • Enhanced strength, flexibility, stamina, and coordination
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved concentration and awareness
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Weight reduction
  • Improved posture
  • Vibrant health
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Self-confidence and positive outlook
  • Balance of mind, body and spirit!

What can Pilates do for You?

Pilates is the fastest-growing exercise regimen in the United States.   It seems like everyone is either doing Pilates, or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program. Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, fitness buffs, women rebounding from pregnancy, professionals in need of reversing computer posture  and people who are at various stages of physical rehabilitation.   In just a few weeks (2-3 classes / week), you will notice the following results:

  • Increased Mind / Body Connection
  • Improved Posture
  • Relieve Back / Joint Pain
  • Improve Flexibility, Agility and Balance

As workouts intensify and stamina increases, you will begin to see dramatic transformation:

  • Weight Loss
  • Flatter Tummy
  • Added Height
  • Slender Thighs
  • Defined Arms
  • Sculpted Back
  • Improved Wellness, Vitality and Circulation.

What to Expect

If you have never been to a Pilates class before, it may be a bit intimidating to see all the equipment. But  the equipment is user friendly and will feel like an extension of your body.  You can perform a vast range of exercises and Pilates moves on the Reformers, chairs, spring boards and trapeze, using the springs to provide guidance and resistance throughout your workout. These machines really will deliver you to that next level.  There are different types of Pilates: therapeutic, sporty, sport specific.  We have group classes that appeal to all.  The classes tone and firm up the entire body, with special emphasis on the core. The springs can be adjusted to different resistance levels to whatever is right for the user. We want you to walk away feeling taller, better aligned, strong and simply moving well.

Pilates does not stress the body in the ways that lifting weights or other workout methods may. This is why everyone can do it.   Your bones will strengthen, muscles will tone and firm, and circulation will improve.   But, most of all, as you work out and begin to feel better physically, you will gain mental clarity, energy and hold yourself with an improved posture.

Pilates Attire

There is nothing special about workout clothing for Pilates. You just need something that lets you move, isn’t too baggy, and lets the instructor see the line of your body. Shoes are not worn for Pilates workouts. Some people wear Pilates/Yoga Toe Sox as a light barrier or to enhance their grip on the equipment. We sell them in the studio but they are not mandatory.