Who can benefit from Pilates?
Men and women ranging in ages from teenagers to senior citizens
can benefit from Pilates, regardless of their current level of fitness.
What is the difference between classes offered by SOFIT Pilates
and those found in many larger health clubs and gyms?
SOFIT Pilates classes are limited to 15 people where individuals
are carefully supervised by an Accredited Instructor constantly
roaming the room and monitoring each person's technique. The facilities
where classes are held are clean, modern and comfortable, where
participants are guided through each exercise within their own ability
in a non-intimidating environment.
Can I do Pilates with an existing injury i.e.
a back problem?
Of course that depends entirely on the injury. However participants
of SOFIT Pilates classes include individuals who have undergone
a spinal fusion, double hip replacements, knee replacements - all
of whom have completed any required rehabilitation and have obtained
their doctors permission prior to enrolling in classes. Individuals
perform the exercises within their own limitations and have benefited
from the increase in strength and flexibility obtained through Pilates.
Does Pilates compliment other exercise methods?
Absolutely. Participants enrolled in SOFIT Pilates classes include
weight trainers, runners, boxers, swimmers - all of whom have experienced
a greater understanding of how proper posture, core strength and
flexibility can enhance other activities.
What is the difference between Pilates and
Pilates requires you to set a posture and then challenge the torso
by moving the limbs in a repetitious manner. Yoga moves from one
static posture to the next with no repetitions.
Can I try one class before enrolling in an eight week course?
The Pilates method of exercise is a progressive learning experience
and therefore one cannot appreciate all the benefits from a single
class. SOFIT Pilates does not offer casual classes for this reason.
What do I need to bring and wear?
Mats and cushions are provided however, in the interests of hygiene,
participants are required to bring along a towel large enough to
lie on. Comfortable, snug-fitting clothes that do not restrict movement,
together with a drink bottle for hydration is recommended. Shoes
are removed during the class.