Why Come To The Body Gallery?
The Body Gallery is exceptional. We have been recognized four years in a row as the best physical fitness facility in San Francisco by the U.S. Commerce Association. We have also been awarded the Talk of the Town four years consecutively for our customer satisfaction. We were also noted as one of the top three studios in SF Magazine and featured on Comcasts Best of the City series. People love us on Yelp!
It is a friendly boutique sized studio focused on personalized Pilates. Our clients receive our full attention during every session. No one body is alike, each workout is tailored to the specific needs of the client. Our trainers are highly skilled and ongoing education is a requirement.
The studio is a wonderful space for those who are looking for high quality training in a quiet, focused environment.
Who Can Do Pilates?
Pilates is for the person who wants to breathe, develop deep body awareness skills and connect into their body while exercising. You can use the modality of Pilates to help recover from an injury, help relieve yourself of chronic pain, prepare yourself for the birth of your child, recover from the birth of your child, gain more flexibility, stability and strength.
It's a comprehensive method of exercises that can be modified to meet the needs of each client. All clients build muscular integrity and body awareness skills that can be incorporated into everyday life.
Why Should I Invest In Personalized Training When Group Classes Are Cheaper?
You will experience faster results and less likely injure yourself when working with an instructor. If you want to experience and receive the deep rooted benefits of Pilates it is best you work with a trainer. You will be learning a whole new way to function and live in your body. It is important to have guidance through this process. Your personal Pilates instructor will teach you what muscles you are feeling, what muscles you should be working, and what muscles should be relaxed in order to achieve balance in your body. This kind of focus and awareness is unfamiliar and challenging, it is more effective and safer to have a trainer work with you during this discovery process so you know you are doing the exercises correctly and effectively.
What Should I Look For In A Trainer?
An experienced and certified trainer will work attentively with you, continue to discuss your long and short term goals while keeping you challenged. The trainer should be able to modify each workout according to your needs during that session. Look for a trainer who is hands on, uses verbal cues, demonstrates the exercises and uses all the equipment and props available to them. The trainer should have general knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology and advise you to see a specialist if necessary.
What Should I Look For In A Pilates Studio?
Pilates is a mind body experience. It's crucial for you to be able to focus, internalize and listen to your body. It's important the studio you go to creates an environment for you to be able to achieve this.
How Often Should I Do Pilates?
We recommend 2-4 times a week. Twice a week with a trainer is ideal while supplementing with the mat work throughout the week.
How Long Will It Take Before I Notice A Difference In My Body?
Generally speaking, Joseph Pilates said, " You'll feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions and have a completely different body in thirty sessions.." Of course everyone has a different body and a different response rate.
Will I Lose Weight Doing Pilates?
Pilates is not a" weight loss" exercise program. Pilates will encourage weight loss when partnered with a sensible diet and a cardiovascular routine.
What Should I Eat Before A Pilates Session?
Pilates has a strong focus on the abdominal muscles groups, so it's best to eat quite light so as not to have a full stomach.
What Should I Wear To A Session?
Comfortable clothes, easy to move around in. Leggings and sweats work well with tank tops or semi form fitting shirts.
What's The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?
Pilates is about flowing movement that not only works the whole body but also isolates and works more specifically within a chosen muscle group. The Pilates breath pulls in with the abs as oppose to filling the abs up with breath. Pilates training should also include the machines which works with weight resistance unlike yoga.