Things to know for your first visit
Clients should register and use the online scheduler in order to manage their appointments.
Please pay for all services before the start of class.
Prepayment of cash and checks are accepted in the studio.
Credit cards can be processed through the website before clients come to class.
Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to fill out an information form.
Late admittance is not permitted for any reason. Please be respectful of other clients by arriving a minimum of 5 minutes early for class. Jumping in late on a class without a proper warm-up can be extremely harmful to your body and lead to injury. The studio opens 15-20 minutes before class time.
Inform your trainer before class of any injuries that you may have.
A 24 hour cancellation applies to all services. Clients that miss appointments will be charged. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Cell phones are not permitted in the studio for any reason.
All classes are taught at a general workout level with verbal modifications given if needed.
What should I wear to my sessions?
Pilates is performed in either socks or barefeet. Clients should wear comfortable clothing that isn't too baggy. This allows the trainer to see how your body moves.
How long are classes?
All classes are 60 minutes in length. Express equipment classes are 45 minutes.
How often do I need to do Pilates to see results?
It is recommended that Pilates is practiced 2-3 times a week in order to see results.
When will I notice results?
As quoted by Joseph Pilates: "In 10 classes you will feel the difference, In 20 classes you will see the difference, and in 30 classes you will have a whole new body." Clients that commit to class 2-3 times a week generally see results within the first month or two. It is also important to maintain a proper diet and engage in other activities such as cardio.
If I am new to the studio do I have to complete a first time introduction?
If clients plan to take mat class it is not mandatory to complete an introduction appointment. The introduction session allows a new client to work with a trainer and discuss their goals and needs. If a client has injuries or chronic pain it is important to understand modifications and the fundamental principles of the method before joining a class.
What is the difference between matwork and equipment work?
Both matwork and equipment work follow the same fundamental principles. In matwork, your main resistance is the weight of your own body and supporting that while performing a wide variety of exercises. When working with equipment you will work against the weight of springs for resistance and stability. The equipment helps assist people to accomplish some of the exercises, therefore, many people will find that matwork is more challenging. The equipment is most beneficial with clients that might experience chronic back pain or have other physical limitations. If a client is physically capable of doing both matwork and equipment it is recommended that both systems are used for maximum results.
Do I need an appointment to attend classes or can I drop in?
Clients need to make an appointment for all private sessions and equipment classes due to limited space. Clients are encouraged to sign-up for mat and barre whenever possible but there is no 24 cancellation policy.
Can I do Pilates if I am pregnant?
If a client gets pregnant and has been doing Pilates before conception they can continue to do Pilates while following workout guidelines that are recommended by their doctor. If you have never done Pilates before and are pregnant it is strongly recommended NOT to begin Pilates because the intense, deep abdominal work can be harmful to the fetus.