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1. create an account on MindBody, then pay for your service
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- 2. download the mindbody app to book classes and request appointments
book your appointment
- 3. request an appointment by signing into your online account, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Laura will book an appointment for you.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS PILATES? WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM IT?
Pilates is a mind-body exercise based on three guiding principles: whole body health, whole body commitment, and breath. Using a mat or specialized apparatus, Pilates practitioners improve flexibility and posture while building core strength and toning their entire body. Pilates helps develop long, lean, strong and flexible muscles and smooth, movable joints. Lift Pilates clients report that they move better, feel better, stand taller and feel more comfortable in their bodies. We incorporate modern exercise principles and apply proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement into our sessions. We offer a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph H. Pilates.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY FIRST PRIVATE SESSION?
Your instructor will work with you to figure out what you want from Pilates and clarify your goals. You will learn essential information about how your body moves. Most of all, you will find yourself having fun moving your body!
HOW DO I GET STARTED DOING REFORMER CLASSES?
You must have a private session before joining our Pilates reformer classes. Because our classes are ongoing, new class members need to be able to assimilate into the group. We have found that it takes between three and ten private sessions to prepare clients for group reformer classes. If you’re coming from another studio, we still require that you attend at least one private session.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO TAKE CLASSES TO SEE RESULTS?
In the beginning, we recommend coming in two to three times per week to see results. Some of our clients come in weekly to supplement other athletic training and movement exercises, such as free weights, running, walking, soccer, yoga, dance, skiing, biking, swimming, etc. Pilates can benefit anyone and makes all the other things you do easier. Doing Pilates at home can supplement your studio workout. You can do Pilates every day!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear comfortable clothes. They may be somewhat loose-fitting, but not baggy. Many women choose an athletic top and leggings. We recommend men wear “sliders,” which are compression shorts worn under athletic shorts.
WHO CAN TAKE LIFT PILATES CLASSES?
Our clients range from 15 to 85 years old and come from all walks of life and all fitness levels. We train injured athletes, people recovering from surgery and those suffering from illness and chronic pain, as well as those who recognize the importance of continuing exercise as they get older, to keep themselves feeling good both physically and mentally. Everybody and every body type are welcome at Lift Pilates.
WHAT IF I HAVE INJURIES?
Many of our clients come to us with injuries, either chronic, post rehab, or post surgery, after being released from their physical therapist. They may be self, PT, physician, or chiropractor- referred. Examples of pathologies we see are herniated discs, scoliosis, chronic lower back pain, rotator cuff injuries, hip and knee injuries, just to name a few.
CAN I ATTEND CLASS DURING PREGNANCY?
Yes. You can start Pilates when pregnant, even if you’ve never done Pilates before. We are pre and post natal Pilates experts!
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO LIFT PILATES. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIALS?
We have an INTRO OFFER: $199 for 3 private Pilates sessions with a teacher. Laura also has an INTRO OFFER: 5 private Pilates sessions for $399.
DO YOU HAVE ANY STUDENT DISCOUNTS?
Yes! Students receive 10% off all member rates, 5 packs, 10 packs, and single rates (not available on Intro Offer).
WHAT IF THE CLASS I WANT TO SIGN UP FOR IS WAITLISTED?
If a class is full, you will be “waitlisted.” You will get an email confirmation ONLY if you clear the waitlist.
WHAT IS YOUR LATE CANCEL AND NO-SHOW POLICY?
Please log in to your account to cancel your appointment or class at least 24 hours in advance. If you cancel after that time or do not show up, we will charge you for the class or appointment. We are sorry, but we do not make exceptions, even for illness. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
DO YOU HAVE RESTROOMS AND SHOWERS?
The studio has restrooms, but no showers.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Two-hour street parking is available all around the studio, and also in the ACE parking lot beside our building. You will find 90- minute parking along the railroad tracks on H Street.
WHERE DO I PARK MY BIKE?
There are bike racks in front of the studio.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
We are sorry, but we do not offer refunds. Because we are such a small business, we are unable to make exceptions.
Please silence your cell phones upon entering the studio. We ask that you help us maintain a focused and peaceful environment by refraining from using cell phones during your visit.
Some of our clients have environmental allergies, so we request that you do not use fragrances while in our studio (thank you!).
Please do not eat or chew gum in the studio. only water is allowed.
We are sorry, but we do NOT offer refunds.