FAQs 

What makes Austin Girl Pilates special or different from other Pilates studios?

Austin Girl Pilates is a private studio. The mind / body connection is much better suited to a  private studio rather than the chatter of a larger setting full of instructors and clients. Susan tailors each workout for the individual in a personalized 1–1 setting, with total privacy. 

Can anyone do Pilates?

The Method Pilates is for any body, any age, any ability, and in various stages of injury rehabilitation. It relieves pain and stiffness, increases flexibility and de-stresses the body. For fit individuals accustomed to challenging training, Pilates enhances their routine with its unique approach. Susan enjoys working with many clients rehabilitating from a variety of injuries or surgeries. Numerous professional sports teams, Olympic athletes, and ballet companies have incorporated Pilates into their training.

For the rest of us – bikers, joggers, runners, hikers, swimmers, golfers, watersports and equestrian enthusiasts – Pilates builds a stronger core so that our ongoing love of sports is not impeded by sports injuries. For those individuals who are recovering from injury or who don’t exercise regularly – Pilates is a gateway to a fuller life. An active life. Pilates can be as challenging or as gentle as required for each individual client. And at Austin Girl Pilates, we get results!

Are Duet Sessions Available?

Like a Private Session, Pilates Duet sessions are designed similarly, but include the extra fun of sharing it with a friend, partner or co-worker.

How much Pilates should I do?

For the best results, two to three times per week is recommended. 

How quickly does Pilates work?

Pilates is not a quick fix. For most it is a way to improve core strength, muscle tone and posture. Pilates relieves tension, stiffness and lower back pain. If you follow your regimen, as outlined, you will  trim your physique, improve your diet, gain cardio fitness and live a healthy, active life. With hundreds of exercises, there are always new ways to challenge and fine tune your body. 

What other exercises should I do?

Susan recommends cardio workout 4–5 times per week, 35–45 minutes per cardio session.

Walking is the best cardio exercise. It is easy to do, connects you with nature and burns fat. We recommend cardiovascular exercise 5 times per week. (5x/week is for improvement – 4x/ week is maintenance!) Pilates builds long, lean muscle. In combination with a good cardio routine it is very effective in whittling down the body. You will lose inches if you follow your program precisely, no doubt about it.

What about my diet?

Susan recommends healthy eating habits, nothing to excess (moderate portions). A diet consisting of protein, fruits and vegetables offers the best solution to maintain a healthy weight. It‘s important to remember that sugar, salt, fat and empty carbs should be avoided completely.  Remember that 1 glass of wine per day is the equivalent of having one piece of cake a day.  This food plan combined with Pilates and cardio workouts will assure that you're on your way to the most physically fit and pain-free lifestyle that one could hope for.

What is Austin Girl Pilates policy on cancellations? 

We request 24-hour notice for cancellations. We make every effort to accommodate our clients needs and offer a reschedule during the same week.   

Release and Liability Waiver?

As with all professional Pilates studios, our clients are required to sign a Release and Liability Waiver.

Austin Girl Pilates Owner, Susan Caldwell, teaches private Pilates sessions – Reformer and Mat – and practices from her studio near Mt. Bonnell in Austin, Texas. Contact Susan at austingirlone@gmail.com.  Please provide schedule availabilities and we'll get back to you with suggested dates/times.  Studio Hours: 9:30 - 2:15 M-S.