Frequently Asked Questions
What is pilates, anyway?
Pilates is an exercise method created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. Originally called Contrology, pilates focuses on six principles: concentration, control, breathing, precision, flow, and centering. Joe Pilates believed "you are only as old as your spine", and the key to a young spine is a strong core. In reformer pilates, we work on a moving machine that uses springs to either aid an exercise, or create resistance. Reformer pilates is a great way to build long, lean muscles and strengthen bones. Low impact and purposeful, pilates is a beneficial workout for everyone and can completely transform your body, and change your life!
Do I need to be in shape to do pilates?
Not at all! Every client starts at a different level, and we will assist you at a pace that feels right for your body. People of all ages and abilities can benefit from pilates, and because it is a low impact exercise, it is perfect for those with joint and spine concerns. If you are under a doctor's care, we encourage you to have a conversation with them before starting any new exercise routine.
What do I wear/bring?
We move the body in every direction in pilates, so be sure to wear fabrics that move with you. PLEASE NOTE: All clothing must be free of rivets, snaps, zippers, or other hard materials that can damage the reformers. Please understand that we cannot budge on this policy, so be mindful when getting dressed for class. Shoes are not permitted on the equipment, and while socks are optional, we recommend wearing "grip" socks for the best stability. Perfumes and heavily perfumed lotions and beauty products are also prohibited in the studio. Feel free to bring along your own water and a towel, if you would like.
Please note, face masks must be worn correctly, in and around the studio at all times. Social distancing is still encouraged. The studio is cleaned between classes and at the end of the day, per CDC and state/local guidelines.
What if I can't make it to my class?
We understand that life happens, and sometimes things pop up. Here is our cancellation policy:
Cancellations up to 24 hours prior to class receive a full refund. Classes are nonrefundable if canceled within 24 hours. We give clients one grace class a year, in case of emergencies.
How do I sign up?
In order to book a spot in a group class, it is important to hold your place as soon as you can. We only have three reformers, so slots fill up fast! You must create a Vagaro (our booking software) account and purchase the class or package/promotion of your choosing. If it is your first time, you will be required to fill out some important forms before signing up for your classes, but you won't have to do this step in the future. To schedule a private or semi-private, or if you have any questions, please email [email protected].
How are you keeping me safe during Covid?
We require face masks, to be worn correctly, in and around the studio at all times. Social distancing is still encouraged, and we have the reformers spread more than 6 feet apart. The studio is cleaned between classes and at the end of the day, per CDC and state/local guidelines. We provide hand sanitizer and a clean bathroom in which to wash your hands. Currently, we keep one wall of the studio completely open, and two other walls partially open, to take our studio from indoor to outdoor, per mandates.