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    Pilates Classes In The Bethesda, Rockville Area

    Nothing matters more than your health, and no one is more ready to help you improve it than we are. It can be an intimidating time in your life journey when you have to choose which fitness program is best for you. Pilates just might be that program. We want to bring our expertise, encouragement and experience into play to make sure you're happy, healthy and getting closer to your physical goals every day.

    Pilates is a popular discipline that our instructors can take you forward in. Check out these frequently asked questions.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much will Pilates cost?

    The cost varies from $65 to $215 based on how many total sessions you would like to sign up for (we offer discounts for more). Other factors, like the time you spend in your session combined with your instructor’s level of expertise also help decide the overall cost.

    How often should I practice Pilates?

    You could conceivably do so every day, but most practitioners average twice per week.

    Do you offer specialized classes?

    Sport & Health stands out in that they have a huge focus on continuing education for instructors. There are a variety of individualized special classes, like Pilates for Kids and Pilates for Osteoarthritis (“Strong Bone Pilates”).

    What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

    Yoga's roots in philosophy and the spiritual experience mark it as distinct from Pilates. While both involve physical benefits, Pilates is concerned purely with the physical and is all about control of your body's core. There are no elements of spirituality or philosophy associated with Pilates (other than the philosophy that fitness is important to a healthier and happier life). Despite their differences, both are rewarding pursuits with varying degrees of challenge.

    What is Yogalates?

    Yogalates is a system founded by Louise Solomon and is a fusion of Pilates and yoga. It combines the core control principles of Pilates with the sometimes-demanding postures of yoga. It also incorporates the mystical and spiritual aspects of Yogic philosophy.

    How long will Pilates take to make a difference?

    Every student's rate of progress is dependent on their current physical status and how often and diligently they practice. To quote Joseph Pilates himself, “You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.”

    I am currently pregnant. Will this prevent Pilates?

    The strengthening effect of Pilates on the core muscles provides excellent support for the spine; a beneficial result during pregnancy. A consultation with your physician and the advice of our qualified instructors will better inform you as to which Pilates movements would suit you best.

    What should I wear to a class?

    It is best to wear form-fitting clothing that will still allow for comfort and freedom of movement. Extremely loose clothing is not recommended as it may interfere with the mechanisms of Pilates equipment. Even if you are only using a mat in your training, very baggy clothing tends to move around, impeding vision and hindering comfortable performance.

     

     

     

    If you're new to Pilates or looking to further your knowledge, we'd like to offer you a complimentary introduction to a certified instructor to help you on your way.

     

    Pilates Classes are Available in These Bethesda, Rockville Locations: