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Flat Belly Pilates is making things easier for you by delivering fitness classes at the time and location you need in the Atlanta, GA area.

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How to Prepare for Your First Pilates Session

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New to Pilates? Keep reading to find out exactly what you need to know for your first session.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
During your Pilates practice, you should wear activewear that feels comfortable and allows you to move easily such as a tank top and a pair of leggings.

WHAT DO I NEED?
You’ll need a great “sticky” mat for practice. A sticky mat is an exercise mat with non- stick grip that prevents you from sliding during practice. These roll-up mats are also available with extra padding for individuals who have back issues or prefer more cushion during rolling exercises. For your appointment with Flat Belly Pilates, we make it as easy as possible for you and will provide you with everything that you need including a mat and any other equipment that will be used during your session. All you have to do is show up.

WHAT'S A PILATES SESSION LIKE?
During your session, your instructor will guide you through a series of 20-25 poses with verbal cues and physical adjustments. During your sessions, feel free to speak up and ask questions like “Where should I feel the work?” or “How can I relieve the tension in my neck?” You should never feel strain or pain in any pose. If you feel an exercise is too strenuous, ask your instructor for a modification. She should have multiple options that are safe and effective.

SHOULD I TALK TO MY INSTRUCTOR ABOUT MY HEALTH?
Do you have an injury or a physical condition such as pregnancy, high blood pressure or recent surgery that might affect your ability to practice? You may feel that those issues are private but your teacher needs to know to guide you through a session safely by offering modifications to avoid putting stress on the affected area.

HOW MANY TIMES PER WEEK SHOULD I PRACTICE PILATES?
Two to three times per week is recommended. When practiced consistently, benefits of Pilates may include a refreshing mind-body workout, development of strong core muscles, improved posture, increased flexibility, and decreased stress.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?
In honor of your time and your instructor’s, please be on time and ready to workout at the time of the appointment. If you need to reschedule an appointment with Flat Belly Pilates, please do so within 48 hours to prevent the loss of your deposit.


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