Pilates: What You’re Asking

Is Pilates hard for beginners?

No. Pilates, or Contrology, can be a great way to start a fitness program, rehabilitate from previous injury, and improve overall wellbeing. The original method starts with foundational exercises that advance to more dynamic postures and positions once the targeted muscles are properly engaged. 

Can you lose belly fat by doing Pilates?

Yes. Contrology engages the abdominal muscles to tighten and tone the stomach area. The strength and power of the Pilates exercises and postures pulls from the core, burning body fat and increasing muscle tension producing the aesthetic visual of abs. 

Is Pilates cardio or strength?

Both cardio and strength-training can be incorporated, depending on the equipment and exercises chosen by the instructor. Zero Gravity Fitness offers specific classes for your specific goals. 

Is Pilates cardio or flexibility?

Contrology emphasizes flexibility throughout; however cardiovascular endurance may be challenged with specific exercises or equipment based on the session and the goals of the individual. The Zero Gravity Fitness studio specializes in incorporating various aspects of health during our sessions. 

Is Pilates cardio or Resistance training?

Pilates utilizes the resistance of gravity, pulleys, and springs to train and tone the musculature of the individual. For a cardiovascular emphasis, equipment such as Jumpboard, aids directly in increasing the heart rate to burn fat. 

Is Pilates light or moderate exercise?

The exercises range from light to moderate to advanced based on the client’s capability and strength. Working through over 600 exercises on various equipment to provide a low-impact workout focusing on functionality and varying degrees of intensity based on individual needs and goals. 

What does Pilates do to your body?

Contrology is devised to condition the entire body, utilizing specific positions on and off the equipment to achieve goals such as burning belly fat, toning muscles, gaining strength, correcting body alignment, improving posture, and so on. Zero Gravity Fitness tailors your training to your needs and goals.

Is Pilates a good way to lose weight?

Contrology is a great way to tighten and lean the body’s musculature. Consistency with Contrology, paired with cardio, will further aid in the goal of losing weight and toning the muscles of the body. 

How many times a week should I do Pilates?

While the low-impact aspect allows it to be an everyday exercise, it is recommended that the average client does between 2-3 sessions a week to see the results they are seeking. 

 Is Pilates alone enough exercise? 

It depends on the goal of the individual. Contrology is a great way to improve the overall health and wellness of the individual, incorporating functionality as its basis with an emphasis on stability, flexibility and strength to produce a dynamic and challenging workout. 

 Is 30 mins a day of Pilates enough?

We would say that a 30-minute session, guided by a certified instructor, can assist in the tightening and toning of the body. However, for speedier results and greater goals, the recommended time commitment would be closer to 55-minutes to an hour. 

Is Pilates a workout or yoga?

Pilates is a workout that encourages flowing movement and flexibility, like yoga, but pushes the exercise a step further by focusing on the mobility and flexibility of the spine, while pulling strength from the core. Though similar, Contrology differs from yoga, not just by the principles, but in the dynamics of movement and added resistance of gravity, pulleys, and springs to produce a stronger you.