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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page!

We’d love to answer your questions, but first, please do check out our different categories below. If your question isn’t here, feel free to message us at info@hopepilates.com.



No, persons of all ages and sizes can certainly do Pilates
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It depends on what your body needs. You are welcome to try out both to find which one works best for you.
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Resistance Exercise
Adults should train each major muscle group two or three days each week using a variety of exercises and equipment.
Very light or light intensity is best for older persons or previously sedentary adults starting an exercise.
Two to four sets of each exercise will help adults improve strength and power.
For each exercise, 8-12 repetitions improve strength and power, 10-15 repetitions improve strength in middle-age and older persons starting exercise, and 15-20 repetitions improve muscular endurance.
Adults should wait at least 48 hours between resistance training sessions.

Flexibility Exercise
Adults should do flexibility exercises at least two or three days each week to improve range of motion.
Each stretch should be held for 10-30 seconds to the point of tightness or slight discomfort.
Repeat each stretch two to four times, accumulating 60 seconds per stretch.
Static, dynamic, ballistic and PNF stretches are all effective.
Flexibility exercise is most effective when the muscle is warm.
Try a light aerobic activity or a hot bath to warm the muscles before stretching.
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The beginners class structure is based on the foundation of Pilates. Clients need to understand ‘natural’, lateral breathing. Most importantly how your body behaves during movement in different directions.
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“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body” – Joseph Pilates
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Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and posture.
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Carissa Luis

Hope Pilates’ very own Carissa has the answer to your questions. She’s always happy to help in case you have queries about Hope Pilates’ policies. Send us a quick email, and she’ll give you a reply as soon as she can.


As Hope Pilates’ COO, Carissa is in charge of the centre’s workflow. She manages the system and updates the procedures to make sure that everything runs smoothly.