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What are the benefits of the STOTT PILATES method?

  • Stronger, longer and leaner muscles
  • Improves postural problems
  • Increases core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
  • Helps prevent injury
  • Enhances functional fitness, ease of movement
  • Balances strength and flexibility
  • Heightens body awareness
  • No-impact, easy on joints
  • Can be customized to suit everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes
  • Complements other methods of exercise
  • Improves performance in sports (golf, skiing, skating, etc…)
  • Improves balance, coordination & circulation

What kind of results can I expect from doing the STOTT PILATES method?

You can expect an increase in strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back pain or other general pains.

How long will I have to do the workout before I see results?

The average active person doing 2-3 classes per week should see results within 10-12 classes. This will vary depending on each individual and other factors such as the number of classes a person takes each week, whether they are private or group classes, whether they participate in other physical activities, and whether they have any existing injuries. It is also important to work with a well trained Certified Instructor.

Will I get the same results with a Mat workout as with a Reformer or Equipment workout?

Mat-based workouts are very convenient and can be done everywhere. Adding light equipment and the larger resitance equipment will place more emphasis on your outer limbs and add variety and intensity to your workout.

If I’m doing Pilates, should I still do my regular workout?

STOTT PILATES exercise is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program. It’s ideal in combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise and a great complement to your weight training.

How can the STOTT PILATES method be different than weight training or other resistance exercise?

  • Pilates is three-dimensional (exercise can be performed using all movement planes).
  • Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction
  • Emphasis on concentric / eccentric contraction for injury prevention
  • STOTT PILATES exercise is customizable for special needs
  • In pilates exercise, emphasis is placed on rebalancing muscles around the joints
  • Pilates corrects over-training and muscle imbalance that leads to injury
  • Pilates emphasizes balancing and strength with flexibility (for injury prevention and more efficient movement)
  • Pilates leads to an improvement in posture and body awareness
  • Weight training and STOTT PILATES can be combined in your fitness program and are a great compliment to each other

Can I lose weight just doing Pilates? If so, how much weight can I lose?

Pilates can be a positive addition to your overall weight loss program. Weight loss occurs when the number of calories consumed is less than the number of calories expended. The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that includes an aerobic component coupled with a strength training component, such as Pilates exercise, and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercises offers additional benefits: more efficient movement patterns, greater mind-body awareness, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.

Can I incorporate Cardio Exercise at Yin Yang Pilates?

The answer is “Yes!” Yin Yang Pilates offers a variety of Cardio Classes including Interval classes and much more!

  • Clients may use the Stationary Bike prior or after their Private Pilates or Yoga Sessions.
  • Clients may use the Electronic Jump Ropes, or utilize the Bosu for a workout prior or after their Private Pilates or Yoga Sessions.

 Is the STOTT PILATES method equipment like the equipment I’ve seen on TV?

STOTT PILATES equipment is far more versatile and durable than that sold on TV. STOTT PILATES designs and procedures top-of-the-line equipment primarily used in clubs, personal training and rehab facilities.

Why are springs used for resistance instead of weights?

By using springs for resistance, the STOTT PILATES method equipment provides gradual resistance as your muscles contract, which ensures the muscles are being worked properly. There is greater resistance at the muscle’s strongest point of contraction and less resistance on the initiation and completion of the contraction so there is less stress on tendons and ligaments.

How much resistance (in weights) do springs supply?

Initial tension is 5 lbs for the first inch of tension (for full strength springs), and then increases by approximately 1 lb per inch. Multiply the number of springs and distance traveled to get approximate tension in pounds (most people will simply note the number of springs used per exercise ).

Yin Yang Pilates & Yoga Studio Hours

Phone: (847) 719- 1800
Monday: 6:00 am- 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am- 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 am- 9:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am- 6:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 am- 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am- 1:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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