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Frequently asked questions

What to Wear & Bring

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in and bring some water. New mats and equipment are provided but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.


What are the Benefits of Pilates?

  • Develops muscular control
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Flattens, tones and strengthens abdominal muscles
  • Heightens concentration
  • Improves functional fitness for everyday life
  • Improves posture
  • Increases circulation
  • Increases flexibility
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Reduces back pain & the risk of injury
  • Relieves tension

Why is Diamond Press Pilates Different?

  • Classes Focus on Quality over Quantity
  • Equipment is provided
  • Instructor is "Body Control Pilates" Trained (Level 3)
  • Small Classes

What's the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

Both Pilates and yoga focus on developing strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique. With its emphasis on the unity between the mind and body, yoga has a more spiritual side that Pilates does not. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase the strength and flexibility of the whole body) and breathing.

Pilates also uses breathing, but its exercises focus much more on precise movements to target specific parts of the body. The best Pilates classes are in small groups where the teacher can develop programmers to suit each person's strengths and weaknesses.