Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be fit to do Pilates?
No. Pilates is suitable for people of all levels of fitness. It's a more gentle way of raising your activity levels, especially if you have poor mobility, aches and pains or an injury.
Pilates is very adaptable and can raise the fitness levels of someone less active, but also challenge someone very fit.
Can Pilates help me lose Weight?
Pilates isn't an effective activity for losing weight. However, the exercises can support weight loss and give a more streamlined and toned appearance.
Is there a minimum age?
I prefer to teach adults over the age of 14 years. This is because the focus and concentration involved is best suited to this age group.
Can Pilates help reduce back pain?
There is evidence that pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. For the exercises to be effective, they need to be tailored to the individual and taught by a qualified L3 Pilates instructor.
Am I too old for Pilates?
No. Pilates is suitable for adults of all ages. It’s never too late to start! Exercises can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual.
Before starting any exercise programme it’s advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any concerns, such as a health condition or an injury.