Pilates FAQ

 1. Pilates FAQ 101: What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mind-body exercise system designed to efficiently strengthen the muscles of the abdomen, back, arms and legs while improving flexibility. It is effective and safe as a primary exercise regimen for clients of any age and level of fitness. This workout leaves one feeling refreshed, stretched and energized. The result of continued practice of the Pilates method is a toned body and a relaxed mind.


2. What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?

Both yoga and Pilates are holistic fitness methods strengthening both mind and body with an emphasis on breathing and controlled movement. The biggest difference between the two is that Pilates flows through movements and incorporates resistance, whereas yoga requires holding static positions and does not incorporate other equipment.


3. How do I know if Pilates will benefit me?

Pilates can benefit everybody, whether you’re 9 or 90! Pilates can be adapted for any individual, taking into account different body types, ages, and strengths.


4. How often should I do Pilates?

Joseph Pilates recommended doing Pilates for 10 minutes every day. However, with our busy lives we know it’s hard to find time every single day. For most people, we recommend participating in Pilates classes at least twice a week. You should feel and see results after about 10 to 15 sessions. Pilates is very low impact and if practiced correctly, Pilates is safe to do everyday! Although it offers moderate resistance training, you can do Pilates training daily, without leaving a recovery period.


5. What is the Pre & Post-Prenatal Pilates specialty program?

See Pre and Postnatal Pilates for more information.


6. What is the Pilates for Rehabilitation specialty program?

See Pilates for Rehab for more information.


7. What is the Pilates for Athletes specialty program?

See Pilates for Athletes for more information.


8. What is the Pink Ribbon Program?

See Pink Ribbon Program for more information, or visit PinkRibbonProgram.com.


9. What are the different classes that are offered?

  • Group Reformer Class
  • Group Cardio Ballet Fusion
  • Private Pilates Session
  • Semi-private Pilates Session
  • Pilates Rehabilitation
  • Jump Board and Abs

10. What is the Cancellation Policy?

We strive to give each client our fullest attention during your allotted time. Your respect of other client’s time is appreciated. Sessions will end promptly as scheduled. Late arrivals are responsible for full fee of the session.

  1. There is no charge for cancellations 24 hours in advance of the class or appointment.
  2. Please contact Pilates on the Beach online or leave a message at (305) 538-5300 to cancel.
  3. Cancellations less than 24 hours before class/appointment will be charged in full.

11. What are the Class Policies?

  • Please arrive on time. After the first 10 minutes of class, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • Please turn off cell phones before entering the class.
  • Please wear appropriate workout attire.
  • You may only attend class levels for which you have been approved by one of our instructors.
  • Please be courteous and quiet when classes and private sessions are in progress.

12. What Should I wear?

Suitable work out gear should be worn at all times in the classrooms. Being able to move freely is important! Check out our Instagram for some examples of suitable clothing.


13. What Training Do Your Instructors Have?

All our instructors are certified. For more details than in our Pilates FAQ, go to Our Team to see each member’s bio.


14. How Long Are Classes?

All classes are 60 minutes and include both a warm-up and cool-down period.


Have other questions not answered by our Pilates FAQ? Just call or send a note to info@pilatesonthebeach.net