3D Pilates in Motion: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why should I come to 3-D Pilates in Motion?
A. If you’re ready to experience a body-mind-spirit transformation, 3-D Pilates in Motion is the place for you. 3-D Pilates in Motion is a fully equipped Pilates studio, having all of the Pilates equipment. Instructors Shannon and Kim use the STOTT PILATES method principles integrated with Applied Functional Science principles, strategies and techniques, creating an experience unique to 3D Pilates in Motion.
Q. What kind of results can I expect to see from doing 3D Pilates in Motion?
A. We will develop a program specifically based on the results of your postural and gait assessments and goals. Results may be an increase in strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back pain and other general pains. Also better posture, functional performance, increased muscle tone, metabolic fitness, strong and flexible abdominals, back muscles, hips, pelvis and shoulders.
Q. How long will I have to do the workout before I see results?
A. The average active person, doing 3 sessions per week should experience some results within two to three months. This varies depending on each individual, the number of sessions a person takes each week, whether they are private or group classes and whether they participate in other physical activities and follow a healthy nutritional plan.
Q. Can I lose weight just doing 3D Pilates in Motion?
A. 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 3D Pilates in Motion exercise, and following a healthy nutritional plan. 3D Pilates in Motion can be a positive addition to your overall weight loss program. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.
Q. How is 3D Pilates in Motion different or better than other Pilates, weight training or other resistance exercise?
A. Functional movement training integrated with the Pilates Method is what makes 3D Pilates in Motion unique. Weight training traditionally focuses on single muscle training, which often leads to injury, muscular imbalances and boredom. 3D Pilates in Motion is different than most Pilates in that the training is three-dimensional functional movement training rather than just a bunch of different exercises. Functional means that the training improves the clients performance while also developing strength, flexibility and stability. We use Pilates equipment to create the proper joint action and muscle function to achieve the desired result. Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction with an emphasis on concentric/eccentric muscle contraction that is important for injury prevention. Emphasis is placed on re-balancing muscles around the joints and corrects over-training and muscle imbalance that leads to injury. 3D Pilates in Motion emphasizes balancing strength with flexibility (for injury prevention and more efficient movement) and leads to an improvement in posture and body awareness.
Q. What is Applied Functional Science?
A. Applied Functional Science is the convergence of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences that consists of the Principles-Strategies-Techniques process for functional assessment, training and conditioning, rehabilitation, and injury prevention that is practical for any and all individuals regardless of age or ability. Applied Functional Science is based on scientific truths that serve as the foundation of the process. These principles, integrated with neuromusculoskeletal Chain Reaction™ biomechanics, lead to powerful strategies that guide the instructor’s decision-making process. Applied Functional Science strategies are employed to properly and successfully manage transformational environments, utilizing effective and efficient techniques for desired training purposes.
Q. What is Stott Pilates?
A. STOTT PILATES is an anatomically-based approach to Joseph Pilates’ original exercise method. STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about performance enhancement and spinal rehabilitation. Tremendous advancements in knowledge of anatomy and the science of movement have been made since Pilates exercise was first created. The STOTT PILATES method was developed by a team of fitness professionals, incorporating modern exercise principles to create a safe and highly effective approach to Pilates. Unlike the original approach, which promotes a flat back, STOTT PILATES exercise are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. STOTT PILATES helps you achieve optimal core strength, while developing strength and flexibility simultaneously. The result: longer, leaner muscles without the bulk, strong abdominal and back muscles. Pilates improves not only your posture, but also your balance and quality of movement. Your entire body will feel free of old tensions and capable of new challenges.