Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.
- Joseph Pilates
What is Classical Pilates?
Classical Pilates is the instruction of Pilates exercises in its truest most authentic form as taught by founder Joseph Pilates, in the order that he taught them and the names by which he referred to them. Joe organized his exercises into levels or systems to make the method more accessible -- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The levels build on each other. The same exercise may be taught at each level in the same order in a more challenging way, while new exercises are added. Joe’s method centers on 6 principles: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow.
How do I begin if I've never done pilates before?
Can I do pilates if I am pregnant?
Yes! Pilates is a great low-impact workout to do while you are pregnant because it boosts flexibility, balance, and helps strengthen your pelvic floor without putting too much strain on your joints. Also, the exercises can easily be modified as your pregnancy progresses.
Do you offer pilates mat classes?
How can I be assured. I am working with a qualified instructor?
All Cotrone Pilates Instructors are certified Classical Pilates instructors. Classical Pilates Instructors go through a rigorous training program with a minimum of 600 hours of training with teachers who have been trained within the lineage of Joseph Pilates himself.
Can I do pilates if I've had an injury?
Yes! Joseph Pilates created his method with both able bodies and injured bodies in mind. The Pilates method is known for its restorative qualities. We have had clients with the following issues such as Parkinsons, paralysis, neuropathy, back injury, broken bones, who have had great success with their recovery and building strength.
Since it is low-impact and the exercises can be modified there is rarely a case that we cannot accommodate. Pilates is for everyone – that’s its magic.
How many times should I do pilates per week to see results?
We recommend doing Pilates 2 to 3 times per week. Joseph Pilates would say, “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference. In 20 sessions you will see the difference. And in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body.”
What kind of pilates do you teach?
We teach Classical Pilates – Pilates in its truest most authentic form as taught by its creator, Joseph Pilates. Susannah and Sam are both 2nd generation Pilates instructors, certified by Romana Kryzanowska, who trained directly with Joe. When you take a class at our studio, our instructors will guide you through Pilates exercises in the order that Joe taught them and the names by which he referred to them.
What type of equipment do you have?
Cotrone Pilates is a fully Gratz-equipped studio – our equipment includes Reformers, Cadillacs, Barrels, Chairs, and all the accessories.