At Wilna Pretorius Pilates Studio, based in our offices in Hazelwood, Pretoria,
we focus on making pilates enjoyable, informative, challenging and making exercise a way of life, not a chore or a burden.
For those of you who don’t know what Pilates is all about and if it is something that you would be interested in, here is some information about Pilates and our Pilates classes.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.
Pilates can play a key role in overall health and fitness. It is a form of exercise that focuses on the individual’s needs in relation to alignment, posture, toning, sport specific training and general health.
The benefits of Pilates include the following:
Pilates emphasizes correct form while exercising and all the Pilates moves require you to engage virtually your whole body. With so many exercise variations and progressions you may have a hard time getting bored with Pilates.
who can join my pilates classes?
Anyone between the ages of 14 and 85 years of age can join my Pilates classes. Pilates for younger children is no longer really Pilates as their concentration span is very short and the exercises then become more movement based.
can you join my classes if you have an injury?
I am experienced and have detailed knowledge of injuries and anatomy/physiology, as I am also a qualified Biokineticist. This ensures that you receive client specific sessions as well as exercises that will benefit the injury and not be contraindicated to the injury. Therefore, Pilates is safe when you have an injury, as long as the instructor is experienced and knowledgeable.
how much does pilates cost?
Good quality Pilates does not come cheap. You get what you pay for, however there are studios that charge excessive amounts of money for sessions and the qualifications are not up to standard. At my Pilates Studio based in Pretoria, there are many options to choose from, ranging from private to group classes. To find out more about the fees at Wilna Pretorius Pilates Studio, Pretoria please contact us or click here for our Pilates Class Standard Rates.
How do I know I am attending classes at a great studio?
The first rule is that when you leave the session, you feel that the instructor targeted your specific needs while informing you of what they are doing. Another important factor is that the instructor has a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy/physiology and explains anatomically what is going on in your body and what they are working on. You will know if you instructor is passionate and professional- the more information they can give you, the better.
Can i do pilates if i am overweight
Pilates is a form of exercise that can accommodate people of all shapes and sizes. If you feel uncomfortable exercising in front of others, opt for private Pilates sessions.
What do I need to do if I want to start with Pilates classes?
Your first session that you will attend will be a body assessment. This session is an hour and a half long and in this session your instructor will be assessing the following:
During this assessment, the instructor will also gather information from you regarding past injuries, any aches or pains, your exercise history and what goals you would like to achieve.
This assessment is not about pointing out all of your faults but rather to gather information on what is needed to get your body to its ultimate balance for efficient movement as well as what is needed to reach your goals.
So, are you ready to get moving? Contact Wilna Pretorius Pilates Studio in Hazelwood to make your appointment. You won’t be disappointed!
Contact person: Wilna Pretorius
Telephone number: 072 722 6696
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