The Pilates Studio of Key West
Schedule A Session Studio: 305.517.6930
The studio has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, located on Truman Avenue in the Historic Meadows District of Old Town, Key West

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Pilates and why should I try it?

Pilates is a body conditioning form of exercise that helps to not only build flexibility, but improves strength, endurance, and coordination in the legs, abdominals, arms and back. It emphasizes the concepts of core strength and stabilization, and helps with balance while promoting overall fitness.

One of the best things about Pilates is that it works so well for people of all ages, shapes and sizes, and levels of fitness. If enhanced strength, balance, flexibility, and as Joseph Pilates would say, a “complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit” is what you’re looking for in a fitness program, Pilates is the ideal place to start.

What is the difference between Pilates or Yoga?

Although Pilates and Yoga are both considered to be a mind/body workout, Yoga has a much stronger spiritual foundation while Pilates is a core based training.

The Power Pilates method includes over 500 precise and controlled movements that strengthen and stretch muscles without adding bulk.

What kind of an experience can a I expect?

At The Pilates Studio of Key West we want every one of our clients to walk in and immediately feel that they are in a friendly and personal environment.

Can Pilates help in sports?

Yes, some sports (like golf and tennis) involve the use of only one side of the body and may cause imbalances. Pilates exercises involve both sides of the body and therefore balance the body, improving your abilities in all sports and in daily activities like house or yard work. It increases both strength and flexibility, thereby minimizing the risk of potential injury. Pilates can be done alone and in combination with any other physical activity that you’d like.

What types of equipment are available and what is the studio environment like?

The Pilates Studio of Key West features all Peak Pilates equipment including 3 reformers, 1 traditional Cadillac, 3 wall towers, 1 ladder barrel, 1 high chair and 2 chairs. Mats, balls and TRX suspension training bands can also be included in the workouts. The studio itself is an open and welcoming space with ample room for both equipment and exercise where you will experience a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience.

What are the unique benefits that I might realize from working with The Pilates Studio of Key West?

You can experience a wide range of stimulating and rewarding workouts on the finest classic Pilates equipment that will challenge you physically and create a heightened personal awareness. The exercises are designed to increase strength and flexibility while improving balance. You will stand taller and be stronger. Pilates will also help connect your mind to the movement of your body.

What types of emotional benefits can I expect from the Pilates workouts?

Workouts are smooth and steady. Many people find them calming and soothing. The workouts are tailored to each individual so that the client will experience feelings of achievement and success.