Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Pilates?

The benefits of incorporating a regular practice of Pilates include increased whole body strength, flexibility, postural alignment, balance, coordination and decreased pain.

Should I begin in a group class or private sessions?

Private sessions are created to address your specific concerns. Ongoing private sessions allow progression and the greatest benefit. Participating in private classes is also an excellent prerequisite to joining group classes.

Do I have to buy equipment to take Pilates?

No, Defining Movement is a fully equipped studio. Chris will also teach you mat exercises to do at home or when traveling.

Is Pilates like Yoga?

Pilates and Yoga are effective mind body movements. Pilates has both mat exercises and apparatus to assist or resist an individual's ability.

Is Pilates for men?

Yes! Joseph Pilates was a man who originally created his method for men then realizing the benefits for all genders, ages and walks of life.

Is Pilates for regular people?

Who is a 'regular person'? Each of you is unique! Pilates is for the deconditioned as well as the elite athlete.

Can children take Pilates?

Yes. Children can benefit from Pilates.

What is Anatomy in 3 Dimensions?

Anatomy in 3D is a unique hands on anatomy course (Shoulder to Knee) for the beginning anatomy student or the anatomy geek! You'll build muscles with clay placing them on a unique skeleton (Manniken) according to their origin and insertion. This is a revolutionary learning technique allowing greater understanding of muscle shape, function and movement. Every personal trainer, Pilates, Yoga and Fitness Instructor will benefit from this workshop.

Trail Guide To The Anatomy (4th Edition) by Biel is the required text.

1.4 American Council on Exercise continuing education credits are available

14 Pilates Method Alliance credits are available