Studio FAQ

 
 
 

Q. How can I schedule a private session or initial consultation?

A:  To get started, please send us an email at info@nyc-pilates.com or call (917) 933-3965.

Q. What happens during the initial consultation?

A. During your initial consultation, your Pilates instructor will look at your posture, observe how you move and discuss your goals, as they also start you with Pilates-based exercises. Such information will best enable your instructor to design safe and effective sessions for you.

Q. Do you have to be in shape to do Pilates?

A. Pilates is great for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels! There are a wide range of exercises, over 600 of them, and most exercises have variations to make them easier or harder.

Q. Can I still do Pilates with pre-existing injuries?

A. Yes. Pilates can be modified in numerous ways to work with, and especially for musko-skeletal issues, help you better manage your pre-existing condition.

Q. What should I wear to the studio?

A. Wear comfortable workout clothes, and bring socks. Men, please wear bike or compression shorts under loose gym shorts, or wear sweatpants.

Q. Does the studio have dressing rooms or showers?

A. We have dressing rooms but no showers.

Q. Does the studio have secure storage for personal effects?

A. We offer a shoe rack, cubbies and hangers to store your personal goods.

Q. Does the studio offer childcare?

A. No

Q. What style of Pilates do your instructors teach?

A. Our equipment is top of the line, and classically designed. Many of our teachers are classically trained, while others are certified through more modern programs. Either way, all of our instructors have years of experience, and are intuitive when working with clients' bodies. Its this understanding of the connections in the body and movement itself that make our teachers great.

Q. How often should I do Pilates each week?

A. 2-3 times a week is ideal, but most people feel and see changes in their bodies, even if they only come once a week.

Q. What’s the difference between working out on the equipment and Pilates Mat classes?

A: Its all great! The ultimate goal of Pilates is the mat work. This is where you use your own body weight and gravity for resistance. However, the equipment helps clients understand the movements and feel them in the right places by assisting with resistance and helping with flexibility that they may not have on your own.

Q. Can I bring my own Mat to the studio?

A. There is no need to bring your own mat. We have plenty of mats and equipment and sanitize everything after every use.

Q. How do I register for small group classes?

A: To get started, please click here ..... This will link you to the studio registration page, where you can also pre-pay for group classes.

 

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We accept debit cards and all major credit cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

 

Q. What is your cancellation policy?

A: We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for private sessions and a 12 hour policy for group classes.

 

Q. Do you offer gift certificates?

A: Yes! We have a wide variety of customizable gift certificates available for purchase. They make fantastic gifts for birthdays, holidays, and all other special occasions. To reserve your gift certificate, please email us at info@nyc-pilates.com.