Pilates, formerly known as Contrology, is a form of exercise that was developed in Germany by Joseph Pilates during the 20th century. It is a total body workout that is performed on either a mat on the floor, or on various pieces of Pilates equipment. If practiced on a regular basis, Pilates may improve physical strength, flexibility, endurance and breathing.
I have bad knees and a bad back, can I still do Pilates?
Pilates is a very low impact exercise that may be done by anyone at various fitness levels. However, if you have physical issues, we ask that you get clearance from your physician before beginning Pilates. Also, if you have X-rays, we ask that you bring them to your first session.
When will I start seeing results?
Joseph Pilates once said that with Pilates you notice a difference in 10 sessions, and in 20 sessions others will begin to notice a difference in you. However, some clients have expressed noticing a difference in their bodies after their first Pilates session.
I enjoy doing Pilates, but why is it so expensive?
If you view your Pilates practice as merely a workout, then yes it is very expensive. If however you view your Pilates practice as a part of your health care preventative plan, or an investment in your longevity, then it’s indeed invaluable. Further, at our studio, you don’t just get a great workout, you will also learn about proper body mechanics i.e. proper movement and proper alignment.
Are your Pilates instructors certified?
Yes, our instructors have completed more than 700 hours of training and are certified by internationally known and highly reputable Pilates programs. Additionally, all of our instructors are insured, and are required to attend continued education training on a regular basis in order to stay current.
How will I know if a class has been cancelled?
We will post all class cancellations on the schedule, so please be sure to check the schedule on our website.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that you give us a 24- hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your session. If you fail to notify us of a cancellation, there will be a $50 fee. However, if you have an emergency, please let us know so that we may reschedule your appointment.
Will the studio close during bad weather?
We will notify you of studio closings so make sure your email address is up to date. Also, be advised that we do not follow Fairfax County School closings.
Do you accept insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance.
What should I wear?
We suggest that women wear Yoga/Pilates pants and a comfortable fitted top. Men should wear workout shorts, with biking shorts underneath.