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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions page for Pilates by Ness.

Let us address the most frequently asked questions about pilates and the specifics about our pilates studio! Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Contact us as me@pilatesbyness.com with any questions or concerns.

Questions About Pilates

What is pilates?

Pilates is a (normally) low impact form of exercise either practiced on the mat or on specific pilates equipment that uses the assistance and resistance of spring tension to help assist in movement. 

Is pilates good for me?

The short answer is YES! Although, if you have recently had a surgery or serious injury please consult your doctor and/or your physical therapist before contacting Pilates by Ness. Pilates is generally appropriate for any level of mover and everyone is welcome in our studio. 

What are the benefits of pilates?

You will see many benefits from your pilates practice but consistency is key. If you practice on a regular basis you can guarantee that you will notice a difference in your posture, strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and many more. 

What is the difference between yoga and pilates?

Pilates and yoga are often misconceived by most to be the same thing. Although they are both practiced on the mat they are very different. We think they are best practiced together to make a beautiful cocktail. Yoga is 5,000 years old when pilates (contrology) just came about in the 1920’s, Joseph Pilates created some of his exercises based on his study of yoga therefore they may seem similar. Pilates then involved the use of machines consisting of springs and pulleys to help assist physical movement. Try both movement practices and see for yourself!

Will pilates help me lose weight?

This is a question that we get pretty often in the pilates world. Pilates is not normally a cardiovascular type of workout therefore it wouldn’t be our first recommendation for weight loss. However, pilates helps increase total body health and wellness and with that usually comes weight loss. We will do our best to help you reach your goals and when something is out of our scope of practice and we will refer you to our favorite nutritionists and dietitians.

Questions about Pilates by Ness

Is Pilates by Ness appointment only?

Yes, as of now you must schedule through the Schedulicity app or with the studio directly. 

Why do my sessions expire?

You will benefit the most from a regular and consistent practice of pilates therefore you are given 4 months from the date of purchase to use your sessions. If you become ill, injured or have given birth you must provide proper documentation from a medical professional to freeze your sessions until you are able to resume your practice.

Where is the studio?

The studio is located in Downtown Denver inside The Beauvallon building. The address is 975 Lincoln Street, Unit J, we are on the corner of the retail level next to the restaurant East Thao. 

Is there parking?

Yes, the first floor of the parking garage is free to all retail customers and there is paid meter parking along the street (Sundays are free.)

Do you offer refunds?

Please see the cancellation/refund policy.

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