Beginners/FAQ’s

How Do I Get Started? You will need to schedule a private session with one of our instructors. Our focus is on safety and ensuring that you have a positive experience during your first session. You will be given an overview of the apparatus and movements that you will use in our group sessions. You will learn how to use our equipment, and we will evaluate your body and make any necessary modifications that might be helpful to you in your future as a Pilates student. Usually after 5 to 10 session students are ready to join a group class if that is their goal. This will give you a good introduction to the equipment and allow us to assess your strengths and weaknesses. A few private sessions will get you comfortable with the focus on form and alignment. Pilates is never about range or speed. How often should I take Pilates to see results? Three times a week is ideal. Because you are working your muscles in a non-impact way, Pilates may be done daily. Many students feel a difference after as few as 3 or 4 sessions. Do I need to schedule classes? YES, all sessions and classes are by appointment only and we have a 24-hour cancellation policy. You are always welcome to stop by to see if there is room in a given class, but we may not be able to accommodate you.  All visits must be pre-paid with a current series or valid credit card on account. Am I locked into a particular day and time? No – our class schedule is flexible. You may book standing appointments or plan as you go. Many clients like to have standing appointments due to the class size limitation, but others call when they want to come in. Will I be sore after my session? Pilates does not fatigue the muscles to exhaustion. Pilates leaves you energized and while you may experience some soreness as your body changes, you will not be overly sore. What should I wear to my session? We recommend comfortable exercise clothing; t-shirts, sweatpants, or leggings. Shorts should be longer or biker style. The work is performed without footwear, and we ask that you take your shoes off upon entering the studio. What are the benefits? Pilates can strengthen, realign and balance the body without stress or strain. You will gain muscle without bulk and develop your body uniformly. Benefits Include:
  • Toning and Trimming
  • Flexibility, Strength and Alignment
  • Relief From Back, Neck and Joint Pain
  • Enhanced Sports Performance
  • Improved Posture
  • Stress Reduction
  • Improved Energy and Stamina