Guidelines

Whether you are new to Pilates, or experienced, these guidelines will help you enjoy your Pilates experience with us, and get the most out of each session.

Your safety is our top priority

With that in mind, we ask that the following rules be followed, so that everyone may enjoy a safe Pilates experience.

  1. To minimize disturbance during class, please turn off all cell phones and pagers.
  2. Discontinue eating one hour prior to class or session. Bring bottled water to class.
  3. Arrive 5-10 minutes early for warm-up and apparatus set-up.
  4. Wear comfortable-fitting (not baggy) clothing, such as tights, leotards, shorts and tank tops. For women, please do not wear men’s t-shirts.
  5. Men should wear proper tight-fitting underwear or cycle shorts. Shirts should be tucked into shorts.
  6. Inform the instructor of any changes to your health status or of any newly acquired injury.
  7. No shoes. We recommend that class be done barefoot or with toe-socks. Personal footstraps are available for purchase.
  8. Avoid wearing jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces, which may get caught in the springs.
  9. Refrain from using lotions and creams as it increases risk of slipping. Abstain from wearing fragrances to class, as this may impact other students.
  10. Long-hair needs to be tied back. Elastic hair ties are provided for those with long hair.
  11. Do not practice Pilates under the influence of alcohol or drugs (even prescribed drugs) which may affect your physical abilities such as balance.
  12. Chewing gum is prohibited.

If you are taking a class/session with us for the first time

Please note that group sessions (classes) are fitness-based, and are not intended or designed for rehabilitation.

  • Identify yourself to the instructor as a new participant.
  • If you are taking a class that uses Pilates apparatus, be sure to have an orientation to the specific equipment you will be using in class.
  • Expect helpful specific feedback and correction on exercise form.
  • Expect the instructor to move around and actively supervise the class.
  • Prior to registering, all necessary paperwork and initial assessments must be completed.  Please call in advance to schedule this appointment. All forms can be downloaded here.

As always, before starting any new exercise program be sure to check with your healthcare professional if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Past injuries such as whiplash, sprains, unstable joints, disc problems
  • Prescription drug use
  • Chronic disease, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, knee or hip replacement, etc.
  • Personal or family history of high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, pulmonary disease, history of cardiovascular disease