Frequently Asked Questions


 
We offer both private and group Pilates classes at Momentum. For private classes, you can choose between a private 1-1 session or bring a friend along for a duet session! During the private session, your instructor will design exercises based on your specific body needs and fitness goals.
Pilates and Yoga are two different systems, each with its distinctive origin, philosophy and methods of practice. Yoga has its roots in religion whereas Pilates has its roots in physical exercise and rehabilitation. Pilates mainly concentrates on cultivating the body’s core strength and lengthening the spine. Additionally, Pilates is a valuable tool for increasing strength, definition and proper posture, while Yoga aims to work the entire body equally and unite the body with mind and spirit.
Beside Pilates, Momentum also offers a variety of classes to cater to different needs, fitness goals and interest. Currently, we are offering Total Gym GRAVITY®, CrossCore180® Suspension Training, Functional Training, Circuit Training, Weight Management and Post-Rehabilitation classes.
Mat classes focus on core work and require you to support your own body weight with gravity providing resistance through the movements. Using the equipment and machines provides an assistive frame to work within and allows for a greater array of movements and positions. There are some exercises that are much more demanding on mat because of the lack of support that equipment may provide. Working on the equipment can also target and tone specific areas of your body very efficiently.
During your first visit at Momentum, clients are required to fill up a comprehensive registration form that includes your previous exercise experiences, fitness goals and any existing medical conditions. Our instructors will bear this information in mind during your class, and tailor exercises to your needs.

If you are looking for a personalised fitness programme that caters specifically to your individual needs, do book a private class with our instructors!

Functional training is a form of exercise that trains the body for activities engaged on a daily basis. These exercises mimic the movements we do every day, such as lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and even turning.
Circuit training is a form of body conditioning workout, and works toward building strength as well as developing muscular endurance. An exercise “circuit” is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the programme. As such, circuit training involves a variety of circuits that could work either isolated body parts or the whole body through, with only a short rest period in between sets.
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Everyone can benefit from the programmes offered at Momentum. Whether you are looking to kickstart a fitness regime, get back in shape, find alternative exercise forms, improve strength and stamina, or build your sporting performance; we will help you work towards your goals.
The fact is, Pilates was created by a man and later adapted for women! Men generally have less flexibility than women, and what Pilates does is to increase flexibility and strengthen the core. As such, studios offering Pilates are seeing a rapid increase in male clientele as both men and women benefit from retraining and balancing their bodies for optimum performance.
If you do have any type of health or medical concerns, you should definitely consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime. That said, Pilates is great for rehabilitation from injuries as it enables your joints and muscles to become stronger and more flexible. As your muscles gain strength, they are able to better withstand strain and stress from your daily activities.
There are many causes for lower back pain and a bad posture. Having a sedentary lifestyle, lack of movement, and spending continuous hours in sitting position are some of the reasons. Even if you are active in fitness, performing exercises incorrectly could do more harm than good to your posture and spine.

In Momentum, we focus on improving core strength and fundamentals of performing exercises effectively. In our programmes, we prescribe corrective exercises for back pain which not only stretch and lengthen shortened muscles but importantly strengthening them to support and stabilize the spine to avoid future injuries.

As we are not a physiotherapy or health clinic, your insurance claims are subject to the coverage of your insurance policy and the approval of your insurer. For further clarification, please feel free to contact us.