FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is PMP STUDIOS Pilates and how is it different from normal mat-based Pilates?
PMP STUDIOS Pilates is a combination of the therapeutic moves of traditional Pilates with the strengthening and toning aspects of circuit training. This dynamic class is performed on a spring resistance apparatus called the Reformer specifically customised for this type of training that allows the individual to train specific muscles or whole body parts whilst at the same time challenging core strength. With a maximum of four clients per class, this allows our trainers to focus on each individual to achieve maximum benefits.
I have never done reformer Pilates. Should I do a class or a private session first?
That depends on the individual. Ninety nine percent of our new students do just fine attending a class. With only a maximum of four clients in the class the trainer can modify the exercises to suit your own ability. Although still quite intense, classes are broken down using simple exercises so all individuals get the most out of their workout. If you have chronic back pain, are coming back from an injury, a one-on-one session would be best to assess your situation.
What do I need to know for my first PMP Studios Reformer Pilates class?
Please arrive 10 minutes early to your first class so you can familiarise yourself with the studio, fill out a registration form and meet your trainer. If you’re late to your first class you might not be able to train.
Appropriate clothing is essential as you are going to work up a sweat! Bring a drink, small towel and We recommend for comfort to wear gym tights/leggings or shorts and either a t-shirt or singlet top. Although most clients prefer to train in bare feet, we prefer that you wear gripper socks for hygiene and grip purposes.
No mobile phones during classes (please be respectful to others).
Apart from that you are in good hands.
How often should I do Reformer Pilates?
Because exercise is such a personal thing, how often you train will depend on your own fitness level, how your body adapts to the training and how well your body can recover. It also depends on what your fitness goals are and what you do outside of PMP Pilates classes. We recommend starting with no more than two to three classes per week and then increasing from there.
Do I need to be fit to do a PMP Studios Pilates class?
No, absolutely not. As there are only a maximum of four clients per class, this allows the trainer to modify each exercise to accommodate each individual’s ability whilst at the same time allowing the client to work at their own pace. However, an exercise history of some sort is recommended.
What if I’m already fit. What can PMP Studios Pilates class do for me?
Well, you’d be surprised! Fitness freaks through to professional athletes alike are turning to PMP Pilates to complement their sport specific training. PMP Pilates can make you more resistant to injury, correct weaknesses and enhance core strength and postural alignment. Its about future proofing your performance.
What if I want a different time that’s on offer and be with friends?
Contact Anna Hill on 0421328799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to suit with a group of your friends. Min of 2 to start a group.
Can I still do PMP Studios Pilates class if I have an injury?
It will all depend on your injury and your road to recovery. It’s best to speak to one of our trainers before participating in a class to make sure you’re not putting yourself at risk of further damage. In some cases, you may need to get a medical certificate from your GP before you can attend or start with a one-on-one class to assess if classes will be appropriate in the future.
STILL HAVE A QUESTION?
If your question was not answered or you have any other enquiries, please contact us. Or you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us on 0421 328 799.
Here at PMP Studios Pilates your wellbeing is our number one priority. To help us ensure your safety, please refer to the following guidelines if suffering from an injury or illness.
For new clients, you will be required to undertake an Initial Consultation with one of our experienced trainers if:
- You’ve recently sustained an injury that causes you pain while exercising
- You’ve recently suffered cardiovascular, pulmonary or diabetic complications
- You have any other complications that might put you at risk during high intensity exercise
- Your class instructor deems it to be necessary
- In certain circumstances we may also require a Chiropratic/physiotherapy assessment or medical certificate before commencing.
- For regular clients please inform your trainer of any new injuries or changes to your health and they will help guide you on what is the best course of action.
- If you have any questions or need clarification on any of the above information, please contact your local studio.
*Please note our group classes are NOT claimable on Health Insurance. Health rebates are available for massage treatments.