FAQ: New Client Consultations

Classical Pilates can feel like a lot to take in, and starting a new program can be overwhelming. So let’s keep it simple and answer a few common questions first.

What is Included in a New Client Consultation?

  • 1 private session (PT credits)
  • 3 class credits
  • 1 30-min “My Pilates Path” Planning Session

Q: Do you offer Reformer Classes? I can’t find them.

A: We are a unique Classical Pilates studio with a cycling equipment use schedule. The reason you can’t find the traditional, leveled equipment classes (i.e. Reformer I, Tower II) is because we make sure you are able to work on all the apparatus we offer by offering a different focus each week. One week we will focus on Mat and Reformer, the next week will be Wunda Chair and Tower, for example.

Diversity Is Beautiful

Q: Is Classical Pilates going to make my core muscles strong?

A: Yes! Most methods of Pilates will make your core muscle strong, but Classical Pilates is a systematic way to gain access to strength throughout your whole body. So yes, you will have rock star abs, but also rock star strength from the top of your head down to your toes.

Q: Which class is the best for me?

A: If you have a healthy body with no major pain or injuries, book two Classical Core classes. Use your remaining class credit to try one of the following: Pilates Stretch, CardioCore, or Magical Mat.  If these classes do not fit in your schedule, book a third Classical Core class. 

If you have major body pain or are new to exercise, don’t book your classes until you get some feedback from the instructor after your private session.

Q: Do you have an app?

A: Yes!  In your app store search for “Glofox”. Download it.  Search for our studio. If you have made an account already, use the same login and password you made. If you don’t, register to make an account.

Q: I only like group classes. Can I start with those?

A: Give us a call/text during business hours.  We may allow a new client to start with a Classical Core class if you have previous experience in Classical Pilates on classical equipment.

But if you have never had a Classical Pilates session or class, then we need to meet first in a 1-on-1 environment for safety reasons.  

Q: What if I only want to do private sessions?

A: Private sessions are a great way to learn and cultivate an empowering relationship between you and your Pilates instructor.  We would highly recommend starting with a private-based new client consultation. $180 for 3 private sessions.

Q: Do I need Private Sessions?

A: Private sessions are the most effective way to learn Classical Pilates practice. Yes, they can be expensive, but for some it is the best route to long term health. We recommend private training if: 

  • Have a chronic illness or injury that can be exacerbated by exercise.
  • Suffer from muscle or joint pain that affects daily activities.
  • Are prenatal or postpartum.
  • You prefer to learn in a 1-on-1 environment.
  • You wish to see faster results.

If some of these statements resonate with you, consider starting our program with a Private-based New Client Consultation.

Q: I need private sessions, but I can’t afford them. Is there a sliding scale or income-based discount program?

A: Unfortunately, we do not offer a sliding scale or income driven pricing. But we strive to make our pricing affordable, and offer solutions for various budgets.

Members that need or want a 1-on-1 training environment are guided towards our Open Studio program. Open Studio is available to members who want to practice in the studio with some helpful guidance, but don’t need the teacher’s full attention. If this sounds like something you might want to work towards, discuss a plan with your trainer. We will assess how much training you need before you can safely use the equipment in an Open Studio setting. 

Q: I’m super fit. Can I start with an advanced class?

A: A common misconception for new clients is that your level of Pilates is related to your fitness level. Regardless of your fitness level, someone that has never taken a Classical Pilates training before is considered a beginner. Moreover new clients assume that Pre-Pilates/ Basic means “easy”, but we can assure you it is not! Basic means foundational, and a Basic level workout can leave even the most Advanced Pilates clients sweating. 

Lastly, reaching an Advanced level is not necessarily the ultimate goal in Classical Pilates. The goal is for you to gain complete control over your body and how it moves through everyday life. Not every body needs to perform Advanced level stunts. There is a lot of difficult, quality work to be found in Pre-, Basic, and Intermediate Pilates. Most people stay in the intermediate system happily for many years, always digging deeper and finding something new and challenging to enjoy.

What do our Members Say About Us?

It’s been years now and this is still the best thing I’ve done for my body. Rachael and Ray are amazing and have handled this whirlwind of a year fabulously. I miss getting to use the equipment in the studio but since all gyms are closed due to Covid-19 their personalized online classes have been the best for keeping me going (and not falling apart from sitting all day!). I’ve already told everyone I know about them so I figured I’d update this review and let all of YOU know too!.

Jade

Member since 2018

This school is the real deal! All the trainers pay such close attention you and get to know your physical idiosyncrasies and taught me what real core strength actually was! I didn’t have it before.  They get to know you and what you need and that is the best if you’re trying to improve your physical health!

Nada

Member since 2018

I have a hyper mobile pain ridden body due to a genetic condition, and I had tried everything from opiates to physical therapy and surgery with barely any relief. I find most Pilates instruction has injured me, or not pushed me enough to make progress. Rachael takes the time to understand my condition so she knows exactly how to teach me. I have gotten stronger and significantly reduced my chronic pain thanks to her knowledgeable instruction.
This has seriously changed my life and given me hope for a future where I want to be alive.
Michelle

Member since 2018