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NEW CLIENT SPECIAL - 3 privates sessions for 250chf

NEW CLIENT SPECIAL - 3 privates sessions for 280chf

NEW CLIENT SMALL GROUP SPECIAL OFFER - 3 classes for 120chf

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Is doing Pilates once a week enough?

I get asked quite regularly: ‘how often should I do Pilates?’ , well let’s take it back to where it all started from…..
 
 
 

IN JOE’S STUDIO

Joseph Pilates recommended doing his discipline 3 times a week. With Joe you had to sign up to come to his Contrology gymnasium 3 times weekly for a duration of 3 months. The guy meant business! Joe Pilates knew that to achieving consistent results would require significant work and dedication. His famous quote:

“In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30, you’ll be on your way to having a whole new body.”

But you need to put it into context – in his Studio you had Privates and then you trained by yourself on the equipment. Apprentices & teachers supervised, correcting and assisting when needed. Self-sufficiency was encouraged – including memorizing your sequence & set ups, with the help of photos and lists of exercises.  Your practice was refreshed & progressed as time went on. 

But what about real life ?   How often you should do Pilates is really up to you, your commitments & priorities.  

From my personal observations, after working with students over the years and after the 30 sessions in 10 weeks challenge…..I sum it up as:

  • 1 session per week consistently for maintenance, you will spend time recreating what you have already felt and learnt it will help & educate you in further prevention of injuries. You will get great stress relief, but please do not look for results !  Flexibility & strength will improve incrementally, layer by layer. 
  • 2 sessions per week consistently will give you subsequent big changes in strength, stability, mobility, flexibility – it will aid performance. 2 sessions per week will also help you tackle specific injuries with deeper more profound work.
  • 3 sessions per week consistently – here the Pilates promise comes to life – optimal Pilates results – you get a transformed body, not a surgically enhanced you. We are talking about visible changes in how you carry yourself and how your clothes sit on you. It will carry over into performing daily tasks and activities with more efficiency. You will notice significant improvements in posture, mobility, strength and flexibility and improved mental concentration & control.

Good instruction is worth taking the time and expense to pursue, but we understand that time and funds are not infinite.  Aim for 2 sessions a week, and commit to yourself and your body and if you can time to time, add in a series of 3 times week!

And remember, Pilates doesn’t have to be your only exercise. Commit to movement everyday – walking, cycling, weights, swimming, hiking, dancing. Do what you love, you name it! Pilates just happens to be a effective way of doing it!