What To Expect
In each visit to Pilates at BodyTonic, you should expect to move within your healthy range of motion and try new things that are challenging. You may or may not break a sweat, but it is certainly within our goals to get you moving with an element of challenge. Barring any injuries, or physical limitations, you should expect to forward bend, side bend, back bend, twist and invert within a range that is appropriate for you. This can all feel really good, new, refreshing, fun and invigorating. There will be articulation of the spine, deep breathing and postural awareness. If you want to “check out” while you exercise, that is not going to happen in your Pilates session! Your instructor will give you a path to get to know your own body—what powers you have, some weaknesses to strengthen – and you will begin to experience how incredibly good your body can feel. Some teachers push a little more than others and chemistry between teachers and students is always a factor in settling into your training routine and schedule.
Some clear results you can expect from practicing Pilates are:
- Increased strength and muscle tone
- Greater flexibility
- More comfort in trouble spots like your neck and low back
- Improved coordination
- More efficient breathing
- More efficient digestion
- Greater body awareness
- Better posture and alignment
A Pilates session is like exercising, going the chiropractor and getting a massage all in one. You will look better, feel better and it’s possible your whole quality of life will improve because of it.