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What should I expect from a Pilates session?


You know when you have had a great session when you feel as though your body has been massaged from the inside out. You feel refreshed and invigorated.




What can I expect from Pilates?


As you become more proficient in the Pilates method you will acquire greater efficiency of movement throughout your day. You will feel better as your muscles work more efficiently, and look better as you gain strength and length to your muscle structure – your posture will improve. With these changes your sense of self improves.




How often should I practice Pilates?


If you can, practice Pilates four times per week for maximum benefit. This could be a combination of private, trio and at home practice. This will help you move gracefully through your day and give you the body the shape, tone, and feel you desire.




What do you mean by a bespoke Pilates session?


At Taube Pilates we use the term bespoke to describe the tailored and personalised approached we deliver for each client. This includes the design your program, and/or liasing with your physiotherapist, osteopath or pelvic health physiotherapist. While we offer bespoke services, it is important to emphasise that we are not a factory pilates studio and sessions will reflect carefully selected exercises.




How long before I see results?


Joseph Pilates stated that “You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.”




What is the difference between Clinical Pilates, Classical Pilates, and Contemporary Pilates?


Clinical Pilates is more catering towards rehabilitation for injuries and ailments such as lower back, hip and knee pain, neck and shoulder pain, or for recovery from surgery such as spinal surgery, breast cancer recovery, hip or knee replacements. Classical Pilates is the more traditional form of the exercises, so sessions are more challenging as the repertoire was developed by Joseph Pilates who worked with dancers, gymnists, and younger clients at the time. Contemporary Pilates takes a more modern approach and modifies the traditional Pilates exercises and plays with creating many new variations of the exercises for your continued delight and enjoyment. I teach all three here and will somtime mix all three styles in one session! It is fun!




What is Pelvic Floor Friendly exercise?


Pelvic Floor Friendly exercise keeps intra-abdominal pressure to a minimum. This is important for pregnancy, women who have just delivered a baby, women going through menopause and post menopausal women, as well as anyone with pelvic floor issues such as prolapse, stress incontenience, or men who have recently had prostate surgery. As I specilise in women's issues, I can create a program for you that is Pelvic Floor Friendly. I can also incorporate pelvic floor exercises into your program.





GENERAL

Is there parking?


Parking The easiest place to park is on Kilwinning Ct, just off Balaclava Rd. Walk towards the 7 Eleven then turn right onto Hotham St. You'll find Taube Pilates just down on the right - just before Yeshivah College. Please see here for a map of our studio location.




I wanted to book a private session but can't find a slot for this on your timetable


For private sessions I will need to create a slot for you on the timetable. When you look at the timetable, there should be ample times when there are no classes running that I can fit you in. Please email me here to let me know a time that suits!




Who will be taking me for my sessions?


Most probably Louise Taube.




Where will you travel to for at home sessions?


Generally I am happy to travel to any location that is 20 minutes away from my home studio of 94 Hotham St in St Kilda East.




How long are my sessions?


Each session is 55 minutes unless otherwise stated. Home visits are 45 minutes, and Skype sessions are 30 minutes.




How do I schedule my Initial Consultation?


You can email me, call me or even text me to make your very first booking at Taube Pilates. From then on I have a bookings calander that you can use to create and cancel your own bookings. Remember there is a 24 hour cancellation policy so the bookings system will not allow you to cancel if there is less than 24 hours notice.




How can I pay?


You can pay online through my shop using PayPal. PayPal also has a credit card option if you don't have a Pay Pal account. I can also send you through an invoice for bank transfer, which is my preferred method of payment as there are no additional fees. I also take cheques. These need to be made out to Taube Pilates. Remember all blocks are upfront payments so that you can enjoy the discount for your larger purchase.




Do you send session reminders?


You will get an automated reminder to the email address you entered when you created your account for the booking system. This is arrive 24 hours before your session.




What if I need to change my session time?


You can do this via the bookings system. If you are having real trouble please send me a text on 0413 882 726 or give me a call.




Can I transfer my session/s to a friend or family member?


Yes, but they will need to have an Initial consultation before starting at Taube Pilates.





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