Pilates Q&A

what should i wear to my pilates class or private session?

We recommend wearing something you feel comfortable moving in, like what you would wear to the gym or a fitness class. Baggy is fine, just not too baggy so that your instructor can see how your body moves. In Pilates sessions you do not wear shoes. Bare feet or socks with grips is just fine during your class. Please refer to our resource page for recommendations.

what do i need to bring?

A mat, towel and water are essential. Sometimes your session will incorporate props like a mini-stablitly ball, extra-long Flex-Band and/or a roller. Please refer to our resource page for purchase options.

i’m pregnant (or) i just had a baby. is pilates okay for me?

It is wonderful to work with moms-to-be and new moms! If you have been doing Pilates before your pregnancy, it is good to keep working with proper modifications. But if you are brand new to Pilates AND you don’t exercise regularly, we don’t recommend that you start doing Pilates at this very sensitive time of your life. This means that we may not not be able to accommodate you, as your safety, health and well being are our primary focus. With that said, Pilates is a wonderful way to embrace the physical and mental changes that come along with pregnancy. A regular practice can help to relieve many of the discomforts of pregnancy as well as provide a healthy emotional outlet. We offer a Private Pilates session for anyone who has been practicing before pregnancy and has a Dr. or midwife’s consent before joining this or any other fitness program during pregnancy.

New moms (postpartum) may start after 6-weeks postpartum with a midwife or doctor consent. It is recommended to start in the Private Pilates sessions. We will focus on rehabilitating and strengthening your core, promote good posture while lifting and carrying your new baby (and gear!), increase back and arm strength for bending over and lifting your growing baby, and relieve common new-mom aches and pains.

i’m recovering from an injury. can i do pilates?

Yes, depending on the injury and with clearance from your doctor or PT. We are happy to consider working with you post-injury once a formal diagnosis and assessment has been made. We are not in the business of diagnosing so if you have an undiagnosed injury or chronic pain, please see a specialist first. Pilates is a wonderful next-step post rehab and we will do the best we can to back towards your true well being post-rehab. In fact, many of clients take Pilates based on their PT’s recommendation after they’ve have been released from PT. A Private Pilates class is highly recommended until you are ready and strong for the next level options.

what kind of payment methods do you take?

We take payment through Pay Pal account where you can use a Debit Card or Credit Card (Visa, Master Card or American Express). Gift Certificates are also available.

what is your cancellation and rescheduling policy?

You can cancel or reschedule up to 12 hours prior to your class or appointment without charge. Cancellations within 12 hours of an appointment are subject to the full cost.