Below are answers to some of our most common questions. If you have a question that is not answered here please reach out to us directly.
What should I wear?
Fitted clothes are best. This helps us to evaluate your posture. Avoid buttons or zippers. Yoga pants or fitted long shorts are best.
How many times per week should I do Pilates?
Two times per week is ideal, but Pilates is gentle enough to do every day. Even if you attend just once per week, you will see results.
Will Pilates help me lose weight?
Pilates exercise increases strength which will increase your muscle mass. Having more muscle, increases your metabolism which in combination with a healthy diet will help you to lose body fat. The main way that Pilates changes your appearance is by improving your posture. This happens very quickly and standing taller will make you appear slimmer.
Will Pilates help with back pain?
Pilates based exercises can be very beneficial for people with back pain but it is important to have a Pilates teacher that is trained to work with your condition. PHI Pilates is the founding studio of the YUR BACK program created by Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby and our teachers are trained to work with clients with spine conditions. The YUR BACK program is designed specifically for clients with back conditions with a goal of creating a work out that will not increase back discomfort, but will strengthen the core and increase mobility of the limbs.
Are the instructors at Phi Pilates certified?
All the instructors at PHI Pilates Studio are trained by PHI Pilates and the master teachers are certified Pilates teachers through the Pilates Certification Program, the only national certification for Pilates instructors. In addition, many of our teachers hold additional fitness, rehabilitation and wellness education such as physical therapy, exercise physiology, athletic training, personal training, yoga, and nutrition.
PHI offers innovative Pilates training, instructional books and DVDs for today’s Pilates enthusiast while honoring the
traditional works of Joseph Pilates.
4158-B Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Our training classes and educational curriculum is on-going. Contact us to find out more.