You can start Pilates Training with 3 introductory private sessions. Each intro is 45 minutes long and will go over the fundamentals, the 3 pieces of equipment and some beginner exercises. You can then make the decision whether you’d like to continue with private training or go into small group classes. It all depends on your personal goals, your availability, if you have injuries, etc. To sign up for the introductory sessions, please call our studio at 813-855-8804 to book your sessions.
Yes, Pilates can be modified for every individual, making it safe even while injured. Depending on your injury and your doctors recommendations, you may need to stick with privates to avoid hurting yourself or holding others back in a class.
We recommend at least twice a week to reap the benefits pilates can provide.
Pilates is a system of exercises that focuses on the strength of your core or trunk muscles. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement. Here at Flow, You will practice Pilates on 3 different types of equipment that use spring resistance. Yoga is the oldest system of exercise known to man. Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. Meditation is also an aspect of yoga. At Flow, the classes you will take will focus more on the physical postures of yoga. We feel like the mediation comes from focusing on that aspect. Meditation should not feel forced.
If you have never taken Pilates and want to join classes you’ll need to start with your introductory sessions first to get acquainted with some of the basics and how to use the equipment. After you finish your intro sessions you can then start with some of our level 1&2 classes and then progress from there. We have room for 5 participants at a time in our Pilates classes, except for some of our circuit classes where we allow up to 6. You can sign up online for our classes once you have finished your intro package.
Absolutely, Pilates has always been best practiced privately. We encourage private training to everyone before they take the leap into classes. It will enable you to work on your goals and better understand some of the complex movements, thus getting results faster.
We don’t allow drop- ins for Pilates equipment classes because we reserve the equipment and need to plan ahead for how many participants in each class. You can however contact the studio or your instructor that day to see if there is room in the class.