Frequently asked questions
Why choose Sharon Parsons?
I am committed to offering the highest level of Pilates training and believe that is best achieved with individualized attention. We are also committed to knowledge and research based training With 16 years experiecnce and practicing the work daily, I have embodied this work and love sharing it with others daily.
Where do I start?
Step 1: Book a consultation
*Please wear comfortable clothing and prepare to move!
What can I expect from my first visit?
Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your first session to fill out new student forms. Due to Covid-19 and to allow for physical distance between students, we do not allow anyone inside the studio early or during sessions. Please fill out our Covid-19 Pre screening form before every session. *The link to this form can be found in the reminder email prior to your session.
Is Pilates effective for weightloss?
No form of weight training or exercise alone will help you lose weight without making necessary dietary changes. Reducing your sugar intake–including alcohol–will drastically improve your results regardless of which form of training you decide upon. While a cardio workout does burn more calories than an average Pilates class, Classical Pilates can use up to 300 calories per session or more. More important than caloric expenditure is its combination of anaerobic (resistance training) and multi-joint exercise approach. This is an incredibly effective way to achieve weight loss results because major muscle groups work synergistically, building overall strength while working overall posture. Consider that with anaerobic training like Classcial Pilates, metabolism stays elevated for a longer period than cardio because muscles burn more calories at rest compared to some other tissues in the body