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FAQ’s – All your questions….answered!

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.

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! New students can take advantage of either a month of Unlimited classes for just $49 or 3 classes for $25. (30day expiration)

You can sign up online or in the studio,  if you’ve never been to our studio before. If you cant sign up for the introductory deal online, your name is already in our system and you’ll need to come in to the studio to purchase.  Introductory offers are for new students only.

All Yoga classes, Pilates Mat classes and Barre classes are all included in the One Month Unlimited and 3 for $25 offers.

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.

You can check out our class descriptions on our yoga class descriptions page or by hovering over the class on the schedule page.

No, you don’t have to sign up for Yoga, Pilates Mat or Barre classes online however it is recommended for busier classes, such as evening and weekend classes. We will hold your spot for you until the class starts. If you don’t show for the class we will have to charge you for the class. Please make sure you call us if you can’t make your class at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged.

faq benefitsAt Flow Pilates and Yoga we have many different types of hot yoga. We do not practice Bikram Yoga or the same 26 poses done in a room heated to 104 degrees.  We practice Hot Flow or Vinyassa or Hot Power Vinyassa. Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. Vinyassa or Flow yoga has a smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. The room will either be heated to 104 or 95 for beginner hot yoga.

he benefits of Hot Yoga are:

  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhanced heart function
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Reduced stress
  • Detoxification through sweat

Infrared radiant heat works by heating the body and using our bodies’ energy to heat the room as we move through our practice. The room only gets hot when we do, so the room is not oppressively hot when you enter. Infrared heat promotes elimination of fats, chemicals, and toxins from the blood. Flow Pilates and yoga is one of the only studios in Tampa that uses infrared heat to warm the room!

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.