Frequently Asked Questions
How do you work out with us?
We have so many options! You can sign up for an individual session or gather 1-5 friends for a private group session. You can take a Reformer class or group fitness class in the Mat Studio. You can also join one of our Running, HIIT or Circuit Training classes.
Click on schedule tab to see what’s offered each day for classes. We teach private sessions by appointment every day. If you don’t see availability on the schedule, call us at the front desk to schedule!
Make sure you have a MINDBODY account set up with your password. You must have an active credit card on file, then you can schedule and pay online anytime. If there are concerns or problems, please call us at the front desk!
If you decide you would like a private, semi private, or 3- 5-person workout session:
- Coordinate with your family or close friends – people you have spent time with and feel comfortable being around.
- Pick your workout: Reformer, Yoga, Barre, TRX, circuits, running, or a combo!
- We’ll schedule you at a time to accommodate space and desired workout.
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance without being charged. If You do not reach the front desk during normal hours, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may cancel your session by going to schedule/ my account/ and then cancel your session in MINDBODY.
What is MINDBODY?
How does the waitlist work?
You will be automatically notified if you get a spot in class. Please make sure your notifications are turned on in your account settings for either text or email. If you receive notice and you can’t make it to class, you will not be charged but we ask that you let us know so that we can give the spot to the next person in line.
If you can’t reach us at the front desk, please email us at email@example.com to schedule or if you have questions!
- As always, please do not come to studio if you are feeling sick or have the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath (other than the excitement of seeing us), sudden loss of smell and taste, chills, body aches, or sore throat.
If you are interested in private run/jog/hike classes in the studio or outside, please email us!
Please check our MINDBODY schedule for updates and POP-UP classes.
Do you offer Personal Training sessions?
Yes, we do. We have personal trainers for Yoga, Pilates, Running, TRX, Circuit and more! Learn More.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a full-body exercise system that uses a series of machines and exercises. It works the entire body, both the right and left sides, in unison. It focuses primarily on what Joseph Pilates called the “powerhouse” or the group of muscles that begins two inches below your navel, goes two inches above your navel and then wraps completely around your front and your back-kind of like a corset. It also includes your buttocks. With Pilates, no matter what exercise you’re doing, you are focusing on this powerhouse area.
What is a Pilates exercise like?
The first exercise you do is “the hundreds” which consists of 10 breaths of 10 counts to equal 100. You lie on the floor, lift your legs up to about a 45 degree angle, or wherever you can hold them, and keep your back flat. While holding your legs in the air you engage the abdominal’s and lift your head and shoulders off the mat so you are in a scoop. Then you pump your arms by your side, almost as if you were slapping on water, pumping them up and down.
Because both your legs and head are up in the air it forces the blood to go to your heart and pumping your arms back and forth forces the blood through your body. You’re getting your circulation going and stimulating your organs making it both an internal and an external workout.
How is Pilates different from other forms of exercise?
Pilates is different from most exercises out there because it’s non-impact and safe, and it really works on using the body as a whole. You’re either lying on your back, on your side or kneeling on the floor where it’s safe. When you move the body, you’re trying to move it from the powerhouse, using your abdominal wall to protect your back. You’re also working the body very evenly and symmetrically, making sure one side is not working harder than the other.
What should I look for in a Pilates instructor?
Because Pilates is so hot right now, there are a lot of different organizations claiming to offer certification using the movements of Joseph Pilates. So it’s important to use your judgment and really get a feel for an instructor. Become knowledgeable about their certification and education — and their years of experience.
Also, make sure they have insurance. Ask questions.
What should I wear/bring and what is your sock policy
That depends on what your workout is that day!
Please wear comfortable athletic clothes, socks with grip, and bring your own mat and a water bottle.
Please wear comfortable athletic clothes, clean shoes, and bring a water bottle.
Socks are required for all Reformer and Mat classes, as well as all Private / Group classes. Sticky socks with grip are strongly recommended, but normal socks are fine if you prefer.
Need socks? We have a great selection of men’s and women’s socks for sale at the front desk with more on the way!
What Is Yoga?
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini.
The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into the Yoga Sutra an estimated 2,000 years ago. The Sutra is a collection of 195 statements that serves as a philosophical guidebook for most of the yoga that is practiced today. It also outlines eight limbs of yoga: the yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyani (meditation), and samadhi (absorption). As we explore these eight limbs, we begin by refining our behavior in the outer world, and then we focus inwardly until we reach samadhi (liberation, enlightenment).
Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.
How often should I practice Yoga?
Yoga is amazing—even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. I suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour or an hour and a half each time. If you can only do 20 minutes per session, that’s fine too. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle—do what you can and don’t worry about it. You will likely find that after awhile your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more.
I’m Not Flexible—Can I Do Yoga?
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination, and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
What is TRX Suspension Training?
Use your own body weight and gravity to work every muscle in your body with the help of one simple tool. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
The TRX Suspension Trainer:
By utilizing your own bodyweight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines costing thousands of dollars.