About Pilates

What is STOTT PILATES® anyway?

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. STOTT PILATES® improves core strength and balances the muscles around the joints. This leads to improvements in the way the body functions, looks and feels. There are also preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities.

What are the benefits of STOTT PILATES®?

  • Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)
  • Improves postural problems
  • Increases core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
  • Helps prevent injury
  • Balances strength and flexibility
  • Heightens body awareness
  • No impact, easy on the joints
  • Highly customizable
  • Complements other methods of exercise
  • Improves performance in other sports
  • Improves balance, coordination and circulation

Can I lose weight with Pilates?

Although you normally lose inches with Pilates, combined with cardiovascular exercises (running, walking, cycling, swimming) and a healthy diet, Pilates’s focus on strengthening your core muscles and lengthening your whole body will help you lose weight.

I have a bad back. Can I still do Pilates?

If it is just muscle soreness, you can definitely do Pilates. But if you have nerve or skeletal issues, it would be better if you consult a physician and provide us with a medical certificate and report. We can work together with your physician to strengthen your deep back muscles for easier movement in your daily life. SOURCE: stottpilates.com
About the class

How long is a class?

Each class is 55 minutes long.

Do you have lockers?

We do.  However, we recommend that you don’t bring valuable items to the studio.

Can I take a shower after the class?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a shower area in the Main Studio (Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st and 2nd Ave). There is a shower area in the Infinity Tower satellite studio.

Do you have water or do I have to bring my own?

Water in filtered water stations is available. You can refill your own water bottle or use our available cups.

What do I wear to class?

Comfortable, form-fitting workout clothes are appropriate. Don’t forget to bring a fresh pair of socks. Kindly refrain from using cologne or perfume when exercising.

Uh oh. I left my socks. What now?

Don’t worry. Toe socks are available for sale at our studios.

How early should I come to class?

If it’s your first class, please come at least 15 minutes before your schedule so you can fill up the appropriate forms. If it’s not, please come five minutes before the class to check in and store your belongings. We will not be able to extend your session if you come late because of the trainer’s tight schedules.

Are the group classes as effective as the private sessions?

While the private sessions will be customized to your very specific fitness goals, the group classes are still effective in ensuring overall fitness, toning and body conditioning.

I would like to take a Semi-Private Class or Trio Class. Can you match me with a fellow student or do I need to form my own group?

The Studio can definitely match you with other students of similar caliber. If you want to form your own group, you may do so as well.

I don’t feel my trainer really understands what I need. Can I change him/her?

Pilates is a very personal form of exercise. If you feel that you do not have a connection with your trainer, please feel free to inform the front desk. We will be more than happy to find you a better match.