NEW CLIENT SPECIAL - 3 privates sessions for 250chf

NEW CLIENT SPECIAL - 3 privates sessions for 250chf

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pilates is a physical fitness system that aims to improve flexibility, strength and body alignment by focusing on the body-mind connection, breath awareness and the deep abdominal core muscles.

Pilates is for anyone who wants a healthier, stronger and more flexible body in order to move with greater freedom, comfort and higher performance in their daily lives. Our instructors are experienced in selecting exercises according to your needs, goals, age and physical condition.

Yes absolutely!  However, please consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program in the early stages of recovery or pregnancy. Pilates methods are recommended by physiotherapists, midwives, osteopaths and doctors to improve posture, correct imbalances and enhance functional movement. Sessions are covered by many complementary health insurance in Switzerland.

Absolutely!  Pilates has been proven to help those who suffer from these pains.  Stretching, strengthening, realigning the body to address the underlying causes.

Pilates complements other physical activities. We would recommend alternating your Pilates sessions with rest days and cardiovascular exercise for overall health benefits. Since consistent practice reinforces the mind-body connection and helps to consolidate the principles of Pilates, we recommend doing Pilates 1- 3 times a week.

Please wear socks, and fitted workout attire so the instructor can see your body move. You may wish to bring a water bottle, and hair tie for long hair if necessary. Before class, please wash your hands in the washroom next to the lift and/or use hand sanitizer, which is available at the entrance of the studio.

Joseph Pilates, a German-born, naturalized American, lived from 1883-1967. Interned by the British during WWI, he coached his fellow German inmates in physical fitness and rehabilitation with his method of exercises that he called Contrology.

Contrology, with its emphasis on the importance of the body and mind connection, breath awareness, deep abdominal core postural muscles and body alignment are the basis of the training system that bears his name today. 

Yoga is an ancient practice that includes physical postures, breathing exercises, relaxation,  meditation and often involves the exploration of ethical living and spirituality. Pilates is a modern system of effective whole body conditioning, that aims to realign and connect the body through mindful movements.

At One Pilates, we recommend new students to begin with 3 private lessons. In these initial classes, we will conduct a postural analysis and will introduce you to the principles of the Pilates method - breath, how to move from your centre and stabilizing exercises which will be the foundation for moving forward to the next levels. We will discuss any past or current medical issues or injuries and build a Pilates training program according to your goals. 

There is a wide variety in qualifications for Pilates training - ask what equipment your instructor is qualified to teach on,  the duration of their training and whether they continue to participate in continuing education.  One Pilates teachers have followed a comprehensive program of training that includes an apprenticeship period of 500 hours.

Most people will reap similar benefits from both methods as both will teach you how to effectively use your powerhouse and build strength in your body’s core, which will translate to benefits in your day-to-day activities or sports. While the exercises are similar on mat and equipment, the workouts are notably different.

Mat exercises use body weight alone. Pilates machines have springs that add resistance and support,  so are more effective for those with limited range of movement, injuries, or chronic imbalances for building strength for  challenging stabilising muscles, and for increasing joint stability

The main focus of Pilates is not to burn calories, but to train your body to move from a more balanced, and ultimately stronger place. This change can have a transformational impact on your posture, movement, confidence, and lifestyle. 

Pilates is a physical fitness system that aims to improve flexibility, strength and body alignment by focusing on the body-mind connection, breath awareness and the deep abdominal core muscles.

Pilates is for anyone who wants a healthier, stronger and more flexible body in order to move with greater freedom, comfort and higher performance in their daily lives. Our instructors are experienced in selecting exercises according to your needs, goals, age and physical condition.

Yes absolutely!  However, please consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program in the early stages of recovery or pregnancy. Pilates methods are recommended by physiotherapists, midwives, osteopaths and doctors to improve posture, correct imbalances and enhance functional movement. Sessions are covered by many complementary health insurance in Switzerland.

Absolutely!  Pilates has been proven to help those who suffer from these pains.  Stretching, strengthening, realigning the body to address the underlying causes.

Pilates complements other physical activities. We would recommend alternating your Pilates sessions with rest days and cardiovascular exercise for overall health benefits. Since consistent practice reinforces the mind-body connection and helps to consolidate the principles of Pilates, we recommend doing Pilates 1- 3 times a week.

Please wear socks, and fitted workout attire so the instructor can see your body move. You may wish to bring a water bottle, and hair tie for long hair if necessary. Before class, please wash your hands in the washroom next to the lift and/or use hand sanitizer, which is available at the entrance of the studio.

Joseph Pilates, a German-born, naturalized American, lived from 1883-1967. Interned by the British during WWI, he coached his fellow German inmates in physical fitness and rehabilitation with his method of exercises that he called Contrology.

Contrology, with its emphasis on the importance of the body and mind connection, breath awareness, deep abdominal core postural muscles and body alignment are the basis of the training system that bears his name today. 

Yoga is an ancient practice that includes physical postures, breathing exercises, relaxation,  meditation and often involves the exploration of ethical living and spirituality. Pilates is a modern system of effective whole body conditioning, that aims to realign and connect the body through mindful movements.

At One Pilates, we recommend new students to begin with 3 private lessons. In these initial classes, we will conduct a postural analysis and will introduce you to the principles of the Pilates method - breath, how to move from your centre and stabilizing exercises which will be the foundation for moving forward to the next levels. We will discuss any past or current medical issues or injuries and build a Pilates training program according to your goals. 

There is a wide variety in qualifications for Pilates training - ask what equipment your instructor is qualified to teach on,  the duration of their training and whether they continue to participate in continuing education.  One Pilates teachers have followed a comprehensive program of training that includes an apprenticeship period of 500 hours.

Most people will reap similar benefits from both methods as both will teach you how to effectively use your powerhouse and build strength in your body’s core, which will translate to benefits in your day-to-day activities or sports. While the exercises are similar on mat and equipment, the workouts are notably different.

Mat exercises use body weight alone. Pilates machines have springs that add resistance and support,  so are more effective for those with limited range of movement, injuries, or chronic imbalances for building strength for  challenging stabilising muscles, and for increasing joint stability

The main focus of Pilates is not to burn calories, but to train your body to move from a more balanced, and ultimately stronger place. This change can have a transformational impact on your posture, movement, confidence, and lifestyle.