What is Pilates?
Pilates is a series of exercises geared to help posture and alignment of the body. When done on a regular basis you will gain flexibility, muscle strength and endurance, joint mobility, core strength, body awareness, coordination and all over muscle tone.Pilates exercises lighten the load on your spine and joints by correcting muscular imbalances due to bad posture or misuse of muscles and alleviate tension.
Proper alignment balances your skeleton so your muscles are held at their ideal length, without tension. If your body is constantly held out of proper alignment, it places a great strain on your muscles, ligaments, and joints. Improper alignment will reduce your body’s ability to react to the force of gravity, resulting in aches and pains and inhibited movement. Pilates gives you an opportunity to learn to correct your misalignments and allow your muscles to work as efficiently as they should.As you exercise, you should always strive to correct your alignment because it will directly impact on the effectiveness of your workout.
What should I wear?
We suggest you wear comfortable clothing to move in that can stretch. We prefer that you wear tighter fitting pants or tops so your clothes don’t hang or move in a manner that obstructs the instructor’s view of your form (you want the instructor to see what your abs and ribs are doing!). You will not be wearing shoes during your workout; instead, we require socks with grip for safety and sanitary reasons. If you do not have socks with grip, we sell them in the studio.
Where should I start?
We recommend you to start with attending one of our group beginner classes or book yourself in for a one on one session. In this session you will learn the five basic principles and how to use the equipment. This class will prepare you for your open reformer align classes. We recommend you try a variety of classes after your beginner class to meet all of our different instructors.
What if I need to cancel?
Not a problem! You may cancel your reservation free of charge up to 5 hours in advance for classes and the class will be credited back to you. If you cancel after this time you will be charged at $10 late cancellation fee. For private sessions, we have a 24-hour cancellation policy.
If you need to cancel a reservation, log into your account and click cancel, email, call or send us a text message. Please note you MUST cancel, failure to cancel at all will result in a $10 no show fee.
Can I use my classes at all the studios?
Yes you absolutely can! Unfortunately our Churchlands studio is only for 1:1 clients and we don't run group reformer classes there.
Is there parking at all of the studios?
Yes there is lots of free street parking around all of our studios.