FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can benefit from Pilates?
Men and women ranging in ages from teenagers to senior citizens can benefit from Pilates, regardless of their current level of fitness.
What is the difference between classes offered by SOFIT Pilates and those found in many larger health clubs and gyms?
SOFIT Pilates classes are limited to 15 people where individuals are carefully supervised by an Accredited Instructor constantly roaming the room and monitoring each person's technique. The facilities where classes are held are clean, modern and comfortable, where participants are guided through each exercise within their own ability in a non-intimidating environment.
Can I do Pilates with an existing injury i.e. a back problem?
Of course that depends entirely on the injury. However participants of SOFIT Pilates classes include individuals who have undergone a spinal fusion, double hip replacements, knee replacements - all of whom have completed any required rehabilitation and have obtained their doctors permission prior to enrolling in classes. Individuals perform the exercises within their own limitations and have benefited from the increase in strength and flexibility obtained through Pilates.
Does Pilates compliment other exercise methods?
Absolutely. Participants enrolled in SOFIT Pilates classes include weight trainers, runners, boxers, swimmers - all of whom have experienced a greater understanding of how proper posture, core strength and flexibility can enhance other activities.
What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?
Pilates requires you to set a posture and then challenge the torso by moving the limbs in a repetitious manner. Yoga moves from one static posture to the next with no repetitions.
Can I try one class before enrolling in a course?
The Pilates method of exercise is a progressive learning experience and therefore one cannot appreciate all the benefits from a single class. SOFIT Pilates does not offer casual classes for this reason.
What do I need to bring and wear?
Mats and cushions are provided however, in the interests of hygiene, participants are required to bring along a towel large enough to lie on. Comfortable, snug-fitting clothes that do not restrict movement, together with a drink bottle for hydration is recommended. Shoes are removed during the class.