Pilates FAQs


Do I have to be flexible to do Pilates?

Not at all! We practice Pilates to increase mobility, but there’s no test you have to pass to get in the studio door. We’ll work with you to reach your goals, whether they’re about flexibility, strengthening, or something else.

Will Pilates help me lose weight?

Maybe, but that’s not what we’re focused on. Pilates Collective looks at the body holistically, seeing how each system and muscle interacts with the whole. Our goal is to help you improve your alignment and mobility, and to feel great in your own unique body. If that allows you to lengthen, tone, and lose weight in the process, it’s because your body is functioning at its optimal level. Learn more about these ideas on the Pilates Collective blog.


Which Pilates instructor should I see?

When we schedule your free private session, we’ll pair you with an instructor whose availability matches yours. You may love working with her and decide to continue, or you may want to experience the expertise of our other instructors. We often share clients, offering you the opportunity to learn something different from each of us.

I’m new to Pilates. What can I expect?

Visit the Getting Started page to learn everything you need to know about your first Pilates session. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to info@pilatescollectivedenver.com.


I have an injury or chronic pain. Will Pilates help me?

That’s certainly our goal. Pilates is a great way to continue healing after working with a physical therapist (like ours!). In fact, we often get referrals from PTs. With that said, we don’t diagnose injuries, so your first call should be to your doctor. 

Success stories result from a healthy partnership between you and your instructor. Give her as much information prior to your first session as possible, and let her know of new symptoms that arise. We can’t wait to help you feel great in your body!