“EHS is a fantastic Pilates studio! I am admittedly a beginner, but I have had a very welcoming and positive experience at EHS that will keep me coming back for more.”
All private sessions must have a credit card to hold the appointment. We will only charge the card if you do not abide by the 24 hour cancellation policy. If you do not wish to charge the appointment to the card, you may bring another method of payment on the day of your appointment.
What is Pilates?
The focus is on quality of movement rather than quantity, which makes one feel invigorated rather than exhausted after a session. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body works as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity. Pilates exercises can be performed on a mat or on specialized equipment; such as Reformer, Chair, Springboard and CoreAlign.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
With regular committed Pilates workouts you can expect to:
- Improve strength, flexibility and balance
- Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk
- Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
- Engage the mind and enhance body awareness
- Condition efficient patterns of movement making the body less prone to injury
- Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy through deep stretching
- Restore postural alignment
- Create a stronger, more flexible spine
- Promote recovery from strain or injury
- Increase joint range of motion
- Improve circulation
- Heighten neuromuscular coordination
- Offer relief from back pain and joint stress
- Correct over-training of muscle groups which can lead to stress and injury
- Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
- Compliment sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity
- Improve the way your body looks and feels
Who is Pilates for?
What should I do, mat or equipment Pilates exercises?
A complete and satisfying workout can involve exercises on the mat alone or can be combined with various pieces of specially designed Pilates equipment. Each session can offer variety so that no two workouts are alike.
What is CoreAlign?
How often should I do Pilates?
What should I expect on my first Pilates visit to EHS?
What to Bring:
You won’t need to bring much with you, as EHS provides all props and equipment that might be needed for the workout. You do not need to bring a mat. EHS has gym mats that are designed for a Pilates workout. Though you probably won’t be guzzling water, as some do during aerobic workouts, you will still want to have a water bottle available and make sure that you are well hydrated before you start. We have a filtered water system, if you need to refill. We do require socks. Grippy socks or toe socks are best.
What to Wear to Class:
There are a few things to consider when you dress for a Pilates workout. First, make sure your clothes give enough to let you move and stretch fully. However, your instructor will need to be able to see your body well enough to see the alignment of your bones and how your muscles are engaging, so while loose is OK, baggy is not. You will also want to avoid baggy clothes because some Pilates exercises could be a bit revealing if your clothes are too loose. Keep it simple and see what you feel comfortable with as you go along. You will also want to avoid excess accessories while you’re working out. Long necklaces, belts, dangling bracelets and such could not only be distracting, but could be dangerous if they got caught up in the equipment. Similarly, hair needs to be out of the face and tied back if it is long. EHS has complimentary hair ties if you forget yours. We are a sock only studio. We recommend grip socks. We have some available for sale at the studio, if you do not have them.
One other note: Many of our clients are sensitive to perfumes and strongly scented deodorants, so we request that clients refrain from wearing perfume or other scents in the studio.
What kind of classes can I take at EHS?
This is a great place for beginners to start, and a fun, social way to continue Pilates practice. Our classes have a manageable student-teacher ratio so the instructor can monitor each individual’s form and progress. EHS classes are leveled for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Visit our class schedule page and sign up to a Group Class.
Sessions for 2 students:
Sometimes called duets, these small group sessions are a little more economical per participant than a private session, but still allows for plenty of individual assessment, guidance and monitoring. Various mat and equipment exercises will be taught in these sessions. Visit our Privates & Duets page for more information.
A personal training session is the most effective way to learn, practice and perfect your Pilates performance. Our instructors devote undivided attention to your specific needs and develop a custom program for optimum results. Visit our Privates & Duets page for more information.
Will I lose weight through Pilates exercises?
Pilates exercises help strengthen, sculpt and tone the body while building long, lean muscles. Whether the number on the scale goes down or not, you will tend to look and feel better through continued Pilates practice.