Frequently Asked Questions about STOTT® Pilates

Is STOTT Pilates similar to Yoga?

Both forms of exercise are similar because they emphasize mind-body techniques of movement. They also focus on deep breathing and smooth, long movements that further strengthen your mind-body connection. The difference is that Yoga moves from one static posture to the next whereas Pilates goes through a series of movements that are dynamic, systematic and anatomically-based while incorporating resistance equipment. The goal of STOTT PILATES is to strengthen posture muscles and achieve optimal functional fitness.

How long do I have to do Pilates Reformer Training before I see results?

An average person who is doing classes about 2-3 times per week will start to see results between their 10-12 class. These results will vary depending on the individual and other factors including how many classes a person takes each week and whether those are private or group classes.

Can I lose weight just doing Pilates Reformer?

This class is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program that is an ideal combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise. It is also a great complement to any weight training program because it helps build muscles to prevent injury. 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 STOTT PILATES exercise and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.

Pilates Reformer Workout

“People that I haven’t seen in over a year keep asking me what I’ve done to slim down so much. I tell them about training on the Pilates reformer and how much it has changed my shape – I can’t say enough good things about this type of training – it’s so different than anything that I’ve ever done before.”
– SC, Pilates reformer, personal training client and studio class attendee.