I received these questions about The Pilates Body Program via email today and thought they may be helpful for those of you who are on the fence.
Q: I am considering signing up for the next 6 week online session that starts in March and I have a couple questions.
1. Is this a 6 week program with and end date or do I have to sign up again every 6 weeks?
The program you sign up for will begin on March 16th and last for 6 weeks. The unlimited email interaction, weekly videos, new meal plans and weekly check-ins will conclude at the end of 6 weeks. However, you will still have ALL of the meal plan information to keep forever and all 6 videos are yours to keep.
2. Is there direction on what to do after the 6 weeks are up?
The goal of the program is for you to develop new habits in terms of fitting Pilates into your schedule, planning meals and choosing nourishing, healthy foods.
I work with you to set 3 week, 6 week and process goals and check in with you on your individual goals throughout the program.
At the end of the program we come up with a plan so that you can continue on with your new, healthy lifestyle. Some people like to stick with the exact program regimen 100% and others like to modify it to fit their changing needs after the program concludes.
My goal is to provide you with tools and skills so that you can continue to make progress on your own long after the program concludes.
3. Do I have access to the workots after the 6 weeks?
Yes! They are yours to keep. You just have to download them and save them to your computer and/or iPad. Once you have them downloaded you won't need an internet connection to view them.
4. Can the workouts be done on my time or are they only available online at certain times?
I release 1 new video per week and you do that video 4x per week for the duration of the program.
So Week 1 you will have access to workout #1, Week 2 you'll have access to workout #1 and #2, etc.
You can do them anytime.
They are not live or set at specific times. Think of them as 6 different 40 minute DVD's that you can do from home on your own time.
5. I am a 44 year old mother of 3, not severely overweight but just feeling out of shape/untoned and could stand to lose about 8-10 pounds to be at my ideal weight. Is this program designed for people like me?
Absolutely! My goal is to set you up to create new habits, use new recipes and squeeze Pilates into your busy life. We will work together via email for 6 weeks.
I think this kind of program is perfect for someone like you who is just looking for a little structure and help to get back into a place where you feel more fit, healthy and energized.
I'm sure you're incredibly busy with 3 kids so the fact that these workouts can be done at home, on your own time, makes me think that it is something you'd be able to stick with.
I only encourage people to do the 40 minute videos 4x per week so that it is manageable and do-able. And it is still enough to see results!
6. How much time will the meals take up?
There is some meal planning and cooking involved (which should be true of any program that will improve your health) so that is something to keep in mind when deciding if this is a good fit for you.
I think it's very manageable once you get the hang of it, but it might take an open mind in the beginning depending on how much time you currently spend in the kitchen prepping food :)
The meal plan is focused on balanced meals; balancing healthy fats, lean protein and healthy carbohydrates. It is low in gluten and dairy because it is anti-inflammatory and suitable for weight loss. You can read more about the concepts behind an anti-inflammatory diet by clicking HERE.
For the record, if you are looking to improve your health and lose weight you HAVE to get in the kitchen. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask.
You can also check out this FAQ for more detailed info. I'm happy to help and want to make sure this is a good fit for you before you join.