Purely Pilates Arizona
Chandler, AZ
Spiritual "breath"

Frequently Asked Questions

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is
complete coordination of body, mind and spirit

What to expect
Movement Assessment - This private 30-45 minute assessment is required for new clients, so we can assess your postural needs, and to provide time to discuss your personal goals. During this time we will also cover the basic principles of Pilates so they are familiar to you before starting your classes. Where possible we will book this before commencement of your first class.

At Purely Pilates each Pilate's session starts out with breathing and relaxation exercises designed to move you into a more natural alignment. You will then be led through several exercises designed to loosen the back, neck, chest, hip joints and other body areas where muscle tension may need release.

Only then do you begin the real exercises. Every move is performed with perfect alignment, and is modified as necessary to ensure that the alignment is maintained throughout. In this manner, your body is strengthened into patterns of correct posture. Whenever one muscle is worked, its opposite muscle is also worked.

The well-choreographed exercises flow seamlessly from one to the next, and are adapted to the specific needs of your body. Move with great concentration, precision and dynamics without pause. Work your whole body, inside and out, from head to toe. Then work on areas specific to your personal objectives.

What to bring to a Pilates equipment class
Purely Pilates offers four types of equipment, reformer, chair, trapeze table (Cadillac) and ladder barrel. Three of these pieces offer spring-based resistance. If taking an equipment based class we ask that you stay hydrated prior to class as well as bring a bottle of water with you.

What to wear
Make sure your clothes allow you to move and stretch fully, however not baggy. I will need to observe the movement of your spine and engagement of your muscles. Pilates is usually done barefoot, unless you have sensitive feet you will be barefoot throughout your session. You will also want to avoid wearing any excess jewelry, such as long necklaces or dangling earrings. Also, if you have long hair you might want to think about pulling it back, to avoid having it get caught in the equipment.

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