What is Pilates & Why Private Sessions?

We know that starting something new can be challenging and sometimes a little scary, especially if you have been dealing with chronic pain or it’s been a while since you had a regular workout routine. We are here to help put your mind and your body at ease. Our entire focus is you and the healthy and vibrant life you deserve! Below are some common questions, but we know you might have questions we haven’t covered here. Please use the form below to contact us directly and we will be happy to help you understand exactly how this work and our staff in particular, can help you.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a full-body conditioning program developed by Joseph Pilates over a period of 40 years, beginning in the 1920′s. It is designed to strengthen the core musculature as it lengthens the body. This dual emphasis leads to a longer, leaner, more flexible, better toned and more evenly developed physique. A complete Pilates program involves both mat and equipment work. The Pilates equipment employs spring-based resistance to create muscular strength and tone without building bulk. The focus on breath and properly performed movements leads to improved posture and overall physical balance.

How is The Body Temple Pilates Studio different from other studios?

The Body Temple Pilates is a “Privates-Only” studio, meaning we focus our full attention on the individual experience and how to address the unique needs of each client.
We specialize in structural assessment, pain management, and rehabilitation. This method is a healing modality that will change your quality of life; we see it happen every day!
Our highly-personalized approach gives you the best results in the least amount of time, and will help you create the healthier and more vibrant life you deserve.  Sign up for our New Client Special today to discover the difference individualized attention can make.
How long will it take me to notice changes in my body?

Less time than you might think. In fact, Joseph Pilates claimed that “in ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body.” However, every body is different. Your dedication to a consistent practice will greatly determine how quickly you will notice positive changes in your body.

Will Pilates flatten and tone my mid-section?

Absolutely! The focus on strengthening and lengthening core musculature inevitably results in flatter, firmer bellies.

Will I lose weight by doing Pilates?

Pilates provides resistance and will help you burn calories. However, Pilates is not considered aerobic until one masters the advanced work. If you are trying to lose weight, we recommend Pilates along with aerobic exercise (running, swimming, biking, etc.) – and diet prescribed by your nutritionist – to help burn calories and speed your metabolism.

Will I be more flexible doing Pilates?

Absolutely! Improving flexibility is one of the principal benefits of a consistent Pilates regimen.

How does the Body Temple Pilates Studio design a program to fit my needs?

Before your first session, you will complete an Intake Form to let us know about your specific body issues and wellness goals. We will work with you to structure an individual program based on your physical needs, goals, and restrictions. We also conduct an in-depth Postural Assessment which allows us to determine the best approach for your unique physical structure. We will recommend private sessions and group classes most beneficial to your needs. Our teachers can also advise you on the various bodywork options available and make recommendations to complement your physical conditioning program.

Where should I begin?

All of our clients begin with our Pilates 101 Package.  For new clients only, the Pilates 101 Package is the perfect first step in your Pilates journey. You will get an introduction to Fletcher Pilates® techniques on the Reformer as well Fletcher Pilates® Matwork, Fletcher Barrework™, Fletcher Towelwork® and more. This is a great way for you to work privately on the Pilates equipment and experience the difference focused, individualized attention makes. Take the next step to feeling your best and sign up now!

Get Started Today, Contact The Body Temple Pilates Studio

Call 317-844-5554 − eMail contact@bodytemplepilates.com — or visit our Contact page.

What Our Clients Have to Say

The rehabilitation of my knee using traditional physical therapy methods was a painful and slow process. I only began to see true progress when I was allowed to return to physical activity and started back with The Body Temple. The impact that Pilates in general, and Jennifer Mapalad specifically, had on my recovery is dramatic.
Linda Brundage

I find myself being challenged each and every week, my body continually changing and my “center” strengthening. Pilates is my home base.
Kourtnaye Sturgeon

I was not a Pilates person until I joined this studio and now I’m addicted! I can’t imagine there being a better and more intimate studio in town. Now, I’m a Pilates junkie!!!!
Peni V.

I have been seeing Jen consistently for 2 1/2 years and have never felt better. I have gone through two summers of extensive yard work with no back pain. I can sit all day in an uncomfortable chair and have no back pain. I can lift heavy things with no back pain. The rest of my body looks and feels better than it ever has in my life. I still continue to gain strength and control in my body and I feel healthy, strong and have more energy and stamina.
Susan Kasle