FAQs

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Here is a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions when considering starting Pilates classes with Pure Living Pilates Gold Coast.

We hope that all the information you need is here and is easy for you to find. However, if any of your questions have not been answered here or if you wish to have a chat with us please Contact Us as we are happy to help in any way we can!

For more information on how Pure Living Pilates can help you, you can also visit our Classes & Prices page and also check out our Schedule.

Pure Living Pilates - Founder Korena James - Pilates Gold coast

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Where are you located?

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We are located in West Burleigh near the Treetops Shopping Centre, Qld Australia.  Please follow this link to our Contact page to see the map, address and contact details.

10/2 Executive Drive Burleigh Waters, Qld 4220

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How much does it cost?

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https://purelivingpilates.com.au/classes-prices/Please follow this link to our pricing page and class description.

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When are you open?

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Please follow this link to our scheduling page for class times. Schedule

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How do I book my class?

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Check our our Schedule page to see the class times you can register online to get a login and password and then book into classes online.  If it is your first class with us ever you can book into the class and it will reach us as a request.  We will then contact you to introduce ourselves and get you booked in over the phone.  We like to find out a bit about you before you come in.

Alternatively you can call us on 0401 547 221 to schedule your classes or you can email us at [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Can I do Pilates when I am pregnant?

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You should check with your doctor before doing any kind of exercise during pregnancy.

However, Pilates is wonderful for pregnant women as it is a low-impact form of exercise that strengthens the back, stomach and pelvic floor muscles. In fact, many women first discover Pilates when they are pregnant or shortly after having a baby.

Pure Living Pilates creates the perfect environment for you to exercise if you are pregnant. A properly tailored Pilates programme is the ideal way to lessen or avoid the back-pain commonly experienced during late pregnancy and will also enable your body to regain its shape rapidly after birth.

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Is Pilates the only form of exercise needed?

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No, you should also participate in some form of aerobic exercise, such as walking, running, cycling, tennis or swimming – but preferably done in a way that does not place damaging strain on your body.

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How often should I come?

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People do Pilates anywhere from once a week to once every second day – but twice a week is common and what we suggest for most clients.

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Can everyone do Pilates?

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Yes, however because physical exercise can be strenuous and subject to risk of serious injury, Pure Living Pilates strongly urges you to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before commencing Pilates. Please advise your instructor about any significant health issues or conditions including injuries and pregnancy before you begin your class. If you see a physiotherapist for your condition, please advise any rehab advice from them and / or we can contact them on your behalf if required.

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How long is the class?

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All classes are 55 minutes long and sessions will end promptly, as scheduled regardless of Arrival time.

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What is your cancelation policy?

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12 hour notice of cancellation is required to avoid being charged for appointments and classes. Late cancellations and no-shows will be charged the full amount of the scheduled session. Please cancel online.

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Am I the right age?

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Yes, one of the best things about Pilates is that we tailor it to suit each person, whatever their age or physical condition. Pilates is very popular with dancers, gymnasts, athletes and others in their physical prime but it is equally suitable for anyone of any age.

Many of our clients are middle-aged or elderly. More than a few start doing Pilates specifically because they have reached ‘a certain age’, realised that they no longer paticipate in any exercise and suddenly thought, ‘My goodness, I have to start to do something so I can stay young and keep fit’.

It is however advisable to seek medical advice from your Physiotherapist and or health care professional before taking up Pilates. It is essential to communicate health issues or physical limitations to the instructor before the class begins. Many physical conditions can be accommodated in a Pilates class. A properly tailored Pilates programme is one of the best-known ways to ward off the infirmities of old age.

Your true age, in the end of course, is as much about how you feel as it is about the date on your birth certificate. As Joseph Pilates himself put it: ‘If, at the age of 30, you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If, at 60, you are supple and strong, then you are young.’

Pilates is gaining in popularity among Senior citizens. The ability to modify exercises in order to meet the differing needs of each client, along with the many benefits of the Pilates method such as increased flexibility, strength, muscle tone, stamina and well being make Pilates an inviting Senior exercise program. After all, Joseph Pilates (founder) practiced his method well into his 80's.

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Pilates and stress?

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Pilates enhances mental awareness and requires focus on executing the exercises correctly, focus on breathing and also counting the movement repetitions. This makes you present in the moment and creates a mindfulness that has been found to reduce stress hormone levels in the body, so your Pilates class is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long stressful day and revitalise your soul.

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I get a sore back and neck working at a desk all day, can pilates help me?

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Firstly, we all know that sitting in a static position is not good for us. It generally leads to poor posture, rounded shoulders, head protruding forward to see the computer screen and a weakened lazy core. After sitting with poor posture for 8-10 hours a day your joints begin to stiffen, your hip flexors weaken and shorten, you get neck pain, back pain, headaches and areas of tightness. These areas of tightness are called trigger points which can cause a lot of discomfort and often referred pain to other connected areas of the body.

Your Pilates class can release the tension and tightness in these trigger points through dynamic stretching of the muscles and gradually move these muscles through their full range of motion with ease once again. Pilates will build balanced coordinated muscles through the whole body from your neck, shoulders and upper back right down to the tips of your fingers.

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Does Pilates help improve performance in sport and fitness activities?

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Most of us today when going to the gym, running or playing a sport feel strong and confident in our chosen activity, however the strength is in the larger "visible" superficial muscles. Pilates can help improve your performance and the body's foundation by building strength in the smaller "invisible" stabilising muscles, enhancing mobility and creating controlled flexibility. By creating this foundation it can prevent injury and improve your performance in which ever sport you choose. Make Pilates an essential part of your weekly routine and set the foundation for optimal performance.

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Which class do you recommend if it’s my first time?

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Pilates is for people of all ages and levels of fitness but to ensure your classes are specific to you and your body we require you to come along to our Beginner Introductory Classes first. This will ensure you have a good foundation in the basic movement principles of Pilates and allows your instructor to work closely with you, look at your posture and assess how you move in order to customise the session to meet your specific needs and fitness goals. The ability to do this sets Pilates apart from General fitness trainers.

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What is Pilates?

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Pilates may sound intimidating, but it is an accessible and assistive form of exercise that builds your core strength. Focusing first on the smaller inner muscles that support your spine and joints, creating optimal functional movement in your body.

Pilates classes build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine rather than bulking and shortening the muscles.

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Should I bring a towel?

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Yes, please bring a small towel to use during your class.

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What should I wear to class?

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Anything you are comfortable in that will allow you to move freely. Ideally stretch pants and workout wear are ideal. If you are a man then running shorts of a respectable length are fine. Please do not wear shoes as they are not allowed on the machines. It is advisable however to wear grippy socks if possible as they help you to grip on to the equipment and prevent slipping. See this link on Ebay for example if you are unfamiliar, there are many different styles and colours available. https://www.ebay.com.au/bhp/pilates-socks