Erica's Pilates Studio

Niles, IL 60714

847.224.6574

What do I need to wear?

Pilates involves a lot of movement, and you will work up a sweat. Make sure you are wearing light, sweat-absorbing materials that won't restrict your range of motion. Shoes are not worn during classes.

Can you do Pilates with an injury?

In most cases, yes you can. We ask that you to get clearance from your doctor beforehand for your safety, but many physical therapists actually incorporate Pilates-based exercises into recovery programs because it is so low-impact. Pilates is great for rehabilitation!

How long will it take to see results?

“In 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body” - Joseph Pilates. We recommend coming in 2-3 times per week. This means 12 sessions per month, not 30 sessions over 4 months. Results take time and effort, but each class is unique so you never get bored. Change will happen with consistency.

How long are the classes?

Private lessons are 1 hour and classes are 55 minutes long.

Pilates vs. Yoga?

In both practices, you will gain strength and flexibility, and both in cases there is an understanding that the mind and body are connected. So what's the difference? The major differences between the two are the use of exercise machines in Pilates, and the importance of core strength. In Yoga, several movements are performed on a mat and the resistance comes solely from the weight of the body. Pilates does involve mat work, but also includes machine-based workouts, which use resistance bands. The exercises done in Pilates almost always involve controlled movements to gain core and spine strength. In Yoga, each posture is accompanied by a counter-posture to ensure you create balance in your body. Core-strength is more of a piece of yoga, rather than the entire focus.

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