Comfortable, casual clothing that will not restrict your movements. It's a good idea to avoid clothing with hoods or tassels, as well as loose necklaces, bracelets or other jewellery that may become entangled in the equipment. Also, please refrain from wearing strong scents for the comfort of other clients. We don't wear shoes in the studio but socks are fine.
What should I bring with me to a Studio 6 Pilates session?
We encourage clients to bring along a bottle of water so you can keep properly hydrated. Other than that - just yourself!
How often should I come to Pilates?
That all depends on your level of motivation, your goals and what you can afford. Many clients come for one or two sessions per week but if you want to maximise the benefits of the Pilates Method you will need to practice at home as well. Steve will be happy to develop a home program for you.
Will Pilates help me lose weight?
Pilates is an enlivening workout that can help sustain energy levels throughout your day. However, it is not usually done as aerobic exercise.
Some people enjoy combining Pilates with aerobic/cardio vascular exercise in order to maximize their weight loss.
One of the best ways to look and feel thinner is to have beautiful posture. Pilates creates a leaner look by emphasizing both length and good alignment.
Pilates promotes deep and efficient respiration, which is essential for calorie burning and tissue regeneration.
Engaging in an exercise program, like Pilates, promotes self-esteem and heightened lifestyle consciousness. Both are associated with weight loss.
Why is your studio called "Studio 6"?
Studio 6 Pilates was named for the six principals of the Pilates Method: Concentration, Control, Centering, Precision, Flowing Movement, Breathing
Can I claim Pilates session on my private health insurance?
Some health funds will cover Pilates but it can depend on your level of cover and the qualifications of the instructor. Steve is a Level 4 Professional Practitioner which is the highest level of membership with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) and he has a government accredited Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy. Please check with your private health fund for more information.
Will Pilates help with my back pain?
The Pilates Method is excellent for managing and overcoming back pain. An effective studio Pilates program will work to strengthen the core muscles of the body which stabilise and support the spine. Steve, the founder of Studio 6 Pilates, was an IT professional suffering from back pain when he started doing Pilates. Steve found Pilates so effective in managing his back pain he became an instructor.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)
Increased core strength and stability
Improved body awareness
Very low impact exercise, easy on the joints
Suited to bodies of all ages and levels of fitness from rehab patients to elite athletes
Everyone! Men and women of all ages can benefit from Pilates regardless of their current level of fitness.
What is the difference between sessions at Studio 6 Pilates and those offered at my gym?
Sessions at Studio 6 Pilates are limited to 3 people where you will be individually supervised by a highly qualified and accredited instructor with over a decade of experience. You will work at your own pace and Steve will guide you through a program individually tailored to meet your personal needs. Physiotherapists are wonderful at Physiotherapy; Pilates instructors are expert at teaching you how to correctly and safely exercise and can modify exercises to meet your individual needs, and will supervise and guide your performance.
How do I get started?
Send us an email with your contact details or give us a call and we will arrange a time to meet you at the studio for your initial consultation. Everyone starts with a private consultation to assess your needs, discuss what you would like to achieve, and introduce you to the concepts of the Pilates Method