escribed as an art of controlled movements, pilates offers a number of both physical and mental benefits when practiced regularly.

The beauty of Pilates is that anyone, at any age can get started. The benefits of Pilates can be experienced in daily life, in all forms of sport, when gardening and more.

Remember that the mind/body connection and focus on breathing takes time to learn, but once you get it that is one of the best parts of the workout! Private sessions usually allow you to learn these skills more quickly than in a group session due to the individual focus available.

All new students are required to fill out and pass a physical readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q) prior to beginning any Pilates instruction. The PAR-Q is a way to ensure that you are physically capable of beginning a regular exercise routine.

Most Frequent Questions

How to book a class?

Group classes are held at Clifton House Studio, 439 Clifton Avenue, Windsor, NS. Private instruction can be offered at Clifton House, or in the convenience of your own home.

How long are the Pilates sessions?

Individual and group classes are one hour long. A typical recommended duration is to sign up for a minimum of 8 classes, at least once per week.

What should I wear?

No baggy clothes (they get in the way). Pants or shorts are welcome, preferably snug, and barefoot is best (no sneakers required).

What should I bring?

Please bring your water bottle. If you have your own Pilates or yoga mat, you are encouraged to bring it, otherwise we have some available for purchase at Clifton House.

What should I know about these classes?

Tyipcal recommended length for Pilates classes is 8 weeks. If you attend once per week, you'll see results; for best results, twice per week is ideal. Average cost for a group class is $13/class. Drop-in for $15/class.

Do I pay up front?

Payment due in advance or at start of class. Prices are subject to change.

What is the cost for private Pilates instruction?

Private Pilates sessions are: $55/hr for 1-4 hours, $45/hr for 5-11 hours, and $40/hr for 12+ hours.

How do I know if Pilates is for me?

Talk to Rachel first if you are not sure. You can also try one session before you buy a package.

I heard that Pilates is really hard, is that true?

That depends on the instructor, whether it is a group class or private, what level the class is, your current fitness level, and your expectations for yourself. Some find it challenging on their abdominals at first, but quickly learn to improve and start seeing results.


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