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How is Pilates ProWorks different from classic Pilates workouts?
Fun is very important around here, and we have group classes and energizing music. It’s also much more challenging…but in a good and supportive way. We also do a lot of vertical work instead of horizontal, so that you can work on core stability and balance, whereas classic Pilates focuses more on the vertical and stretching.
What’s the difference between Pilates ProWorks and yoga, and do you offer both?
First, the difference between pilates and yoga is like the difference between sprinting and running. Both are great. But both have different impacts on your body. With Pilates, there’s a greater focus on core strengthening, stability and balance. There is resistance training on top of stretching and flexibility. Second, YES, we have yoga classes! So, you kind of get the best of both worlds right here in our studio.
First, the difference between the pilates and yoga is like the difference between sprinting and running. Both are great. But both have different impacts on your body.
I’m brand new to core workouts. What classes should I take?
Our Essentials Class: We go over the names of the movements and proper positions in depth. Not to say this class won’t be hard, but we want to ensure you know and understand the movements and how to do them properly. Bottom line: When you do take the Pro Class, you’ll know how to work with modifications for your body.
Is there a steep learning curve with the FitFormer machine? Do you have 5 minutes? That’s about it—plus, our instructors are there every step of the way.
What if I can’t keep up with the pace of a FitFormer class because I’m a newbie? We get it. That’s why, unlike other studios, our instructors allow you to customize your workout. Want less-demanding moves when you’re first learning? Go for it—you’ll eventually be a beast! (Bonus: We offer a class for people who are learning to use the machine.)
What makes the FitFormer different from machines at other studios around town? First—and this is really important—it’s longer, wider and more comfortable than other machines. It also offers the only ergonomically shaped carriage you’ll find in the DC region. In other words, this is the BMW of fitness machines. And yeah, she’s kinda gorgeous.
I’m not sure I want Pilates for every workout—what should I do? You’re typical. Many of our members take a FitFormer class a couple days a week, then go the cardio route another day (kickboxing) and the toning route another (Tone & Flow, with yoga and mat Pilates).
All of these workouts and studio sound cool, but my schedule is so crazy I may not be able to commit to full membership. What are my options?
Can you commit to 5 classes a month? We bet you can, and our Fit5 is perfect for you. We also have a Fit10 option, which (you guessed it) offers 10 classes per month.