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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of the STOTT PILATES method?

What kind of results can I expect from doing the STOTT PILATES method?

You can expect an increase in strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back pain or other general pains.

How long will I have to do the workout before I see results?

The average active person doing 2-3 classes per week should see results within 10-12 classes. This will vary depending on each individual and other factors such as the number of classes a person takes each week, whether they are private or group classes, whether they participate in other physical activities, and whether they have any existing injuries. It is also important to work with a well trained Certified Instructor.

Will I get the same results with a Mat workout as with a Reformer or Equipment workout?

Mat-based workouts are very convenient and can be done everywhere. Adding light equipment and the larger resitance equipment will place more emphasis on your outer limbs and add variety and intensity to your workout.

If I'm doing Pilates, should I still do my regular workout?

STOTT PILATES exercise is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program. It's ideal in combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise and a great complement to your weight training.

How can the STOTT PILATES method be different than weight training or other resistance exercise?

Pilates is three-dimensional (exercise can be performed using all movement planes).

Can I lose weight just doing Pilates? If so, how much weight can I lose?

Pilates can be a positive addition to your overall weight loss program. Wiehgt loss occurs when the number of calories consumed is less than the number of calories expended. The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that includes an aerobic component coupled with a strength training component, such as Pilates exercise, and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercises offers additional benefits: more efficient movement patterns, greater mind-body awareness, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.

Can I incorporate Cardio Exercise at Yin Yang Pilates?

The answer is "Yes!" Yin Yang Pilates ofers a variety of Cardio Classes including Cardio Kickbox, Electronic Jump Roping, Interval classes and much more!

What is a Reformer?

The reformer is the main piece of equipment used in Pilates exercise. The reformer glides forward and backward on rollers and uses springs for resistance, along with other attachments for a wide variety of exercises and positions.

Is the STOTT PILATES method equipment like the equipment I've seen on TV?

STOTT PILATES equipment is far more versatile and durable than that sold on TV. STOTT PILATES designs and procedures top-of-the-line equipment primarily used in clubs, personal training and rehab facilities.

Why are springs used for resistance instead of weights?

By using springs for resistance, the STOTT PILATES method equipment provides gradual resistance as your muscles contract, which ensures the muscles are being worked properly. There is greater resistance at the muscle's strongest point of contraction and less resistance on the initiation and completion of the contraction so there is less stress on tendons and ligaments.

How much resistance (in weights) do springs supply?

Initial tension is 5 lbs for the first inch of tension (for full strength springs), and then increases by approximately 1 lb per inch. Multiply the number of springs and distance traveled to get approximate tension in pounds (most people will simply note the number of springs used per exercise ).

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