FAQs

1. What is Pilates?
2. Is Pilates for me?
3. How do I schedule a session at Eastbluff Pilates?
4. How long are sessions?
5. How many people can participate in a session?
6. How much do sessions cost?
7. What should I wear?
8. How often should I do Pilates?
9. What classes does Eastbluff Pilates offer other than Pilates?
10. What is a barre class?


1. What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise program created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century to rehabilitate injured soldiers during World War I. Since most injured soldiers had to lie on their backs during recovery, Joseph created a pulley system that would move, strengthen, and stretch limbs simultaneously. Over the decades, the method has been adapted by fitness enthusiasts and celebrated as an ideal way to get and stay in shape. Pilates is recognized as one of the safest forms of exercise and is practiced by millions of people worldwide.


2. Is Pilates for me?

Pilates is a great way to get and stay in shape, strengthen muscles, prevent and rehabilitate injuries, stretch and relax. Eastbluff Pilates is good for:

♦ People of all ages
♦ People of all fitness levels
♦ People of all body types
♦ People with unique fitness goals
♦ People looking to complement other fitness routines
♦ Private individual or small group classes


3. How can I schedule a session at Eastbluff Pilates?

You can easily book a group class online by clicking here. You can schedule a private or semi-private session at a time convenient for you by calling or texting us at (949) 891-2299, emailing us at info@eastbluffpilates.com or booking online by  clicking here.


4. How long are sessions?

Group classes last one hour; however, custom length sessions are available for private and semi-private clients.


5. How many people can participate in a class?

For most group classes, four is the maximum group size.  Individual (one-on-one), semi-private (group of two), or small group (three or four) custom sessions are also available for booking. Individuals can elect to be matched with others or guaranteed a private class.


6. How much do classes cost?

Classes range from $25 – $85 per person (learn more), depending on the group size and therapy.  Eastbluff Pilates offers regularly scheduled group classes (which fill up fast) and are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Click here to view our Packages. Eastbluff Pilates accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards.


7. What should I wear?

Wear clothing loose enough to let you move and stretch fully, yet tight enough so your instructor is able to see the alignment of your bones and how your muscles are engaging. Also, Pilates is performed barefoot or in socks. Note there are bathrooms available for changing.


8. How often should I do Pilates?

Depending on your excercise regimen, it is recommended you perform Pilates one to three times per week, taking a day off between sessions. Consistent practice will help you make the mind-body connection and maximize the fitness benefits of your sessions. Pilates is also an excellent accompaniment to cardiovascular activity and weight training programs.


9. What classes does Eastbluff Pilates offer other than Pilates?

In addition to Pilates, we offer Barre, Yoga, weight training, and mat classes.  All classes can be scheduled by clicking here, calling us at (949) 891-2299, or emailing info@eastbluffpilates.com.


10. What is a barre class?

Barre workouts stem from the ballet barre dancers use to stretch and practice repertoire. Exercises utilizing the ballet barre are designed to tone legs through small, isometric movements using balls and bands to increase resistance. Barre classes have grown in popularity over the years and are a great (and fun) way to get or stay in shape.

 

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