HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A CLASS?
I'VE BOOKED MY FIRST CLASS, NOW WHAT?
See YOUR FIRST CLASS. You should arrive 10 minutes early for your first class in the CARDIO+ or Resistance room so that you can be properly introduced to the equipment. If you do not arrive with enough time to be introduced to the machines you may not be allow to participate in class, for you safety and enjoyment of class.
I'M TOTALLY OUT OF SHAPE, WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THE CLASS?
Probably. Our classes are definitely quite challenging, but there are modifications to decrease the intensity of almost every exercise. Your instructor will show you how to down-level during class if necessary. If you can hold a plank for 45 seconds, you'll do fine in our RESISTANCE classes. If you can handle being out of breath for 45 minutes, you'll do fine in our CARDIO+ classes. In fact, we think no other activity will help you get back into shape faster or with less chance of injury.
I'M REALLY FIT, IS THis WORKOUT FOR ME?
YES. Our clients run ultra-marathons, cycle hundreds of miles per week, rock climb at world-class levels, dance professionally, and do just about every other athletic pursuit under the sun. In our resistance classes, you'll work your slow-twitch muscles to failure and be left shaking and utterly spent at the end of class. In our CARDIO+ classes, you'll be able to push yourself as hard or harder than you've ever done in your life. If you apply yourself fully, this can be one of the most challenging workouts you will ever do.
SHOULD I ATTEND A PRIVATE SESSION OR FUNDAMENTALS CLASS FIRST?
We recommend you jump right into our CARDIO+ classes. They cater to all levels.
For our RESISTANCE classes, if you are out of shape, uncertain of your abilities, or have never been on a Megaformer before, it's highly recommended that you take a Fundamentals class first. This class provides a slower-paced, more systematic overview of the method.
Your instructor will give you a tour of the machine before class starts and will also discuss any potential physical limitations you might have. Modifications are possible for almost every exercise. Our classes have no more than ten people, so you'll receive a lot of personal attention during your workout.
If you have a severe medical condition, chronic back pain, or painful joints, we recommend that you take a private session first so that we can assess your abilities and fitness level. Many of our clients testify that our classes have helped with their low back and joint pain tremendously. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work with you to figure out the best plan.
ARE THE RESISTANCE CLASSES PILATES?
There are similarities between our RESISTANCE classes and Pilates, but the philosophy, machines, and techniques are quite different. We follow the method and use the Megaformer™ machine created by Sebastien Lagree. There are a couple hundred Lagree Fitness™ studios around the world. Our workout provides 50 minutes of sustained intensity that traditional Pilates just can't match. But like Pilates, our workout is therapeutic and great for injury prevention.
CAN I ATTEND CLASS IF I'M PREGNANT?
We do not advise starting our resistance classes if you are pregnant. However, clients who have been regularly attending classes may continue working out with us until about four months into the pregnancy. Our resistance workouts compress the abdomen and work the core in ways that produce great results but might not be optimal for pregnant women. Please contact us and/or your care provider if you have any questions.
Postpartum women should wait 4-6 months before resuming resistance classes. Once you're ready to return to class, there is no better workout to help your core and pelvis return to your pre-pregnancy state!
Our CARDIO+ classes push you to your limit, which is not recommended for pregnant women. However, if you're willing to shift your intensity down a bit, you can attend our CARDIO+ classes well into your third trimester.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE CLASS?
For the best results, you should come to our resistance classes at least twice per week but no more than 3-4 times per week. We work your muscles to failure, so you need at least a day of rest after each class. People who have been coming for years still get sore every time.
We recommend taking our CARDIO+ classes no more than 4 times per week. It's critical to give your body some recovery time.
Some of our clients do come almost every day, but that's not something we recommend. Just listen to your body and you'll be fine!
Children 12 and over are welcome. We ask that anyone under age 12 take private session prior to attending a group class. Young kids are often not tall enough to use our machines and require a lot of extra attention from the instructor.
Mecha does not offer childcare. We do not have the space or staff to supervise children during classes. Children who are brought to Mecha while their parents are in class are left unsupervised as our hosts have responsibilities that take them away from the front desk while classes are in session. For the safety of your children we ask that you leave your children at home while taking classes. Children 12 years or older, who can be left unsupervised, are welcome to wait for you in the studio as you take classes. If you are in need of childcare while you take class the YWCA Children’s Alley offers drop in childcare service. They offer a sliding scale hourly rate for drop off. They are located at: 2222 14th street, near the Boulder Theater.
CAN KIDS ATTEND CLASS?
Does Mecha offer childcare?
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
You can change or cancel your class up to 12 hours before the class starts. If you cancel within 12 hours of class or don't show up, you will forfeit the class. For unlimited members, late cancellations will be charged $15 and no-shows will be charged $20. No exceptions.
WHAT If I choose to switch Classes?
If you are signed up for a class (and that class is full) and want to switch to another class, you will need to cancel your class and sign up for a new class. Please refer to the cancellation policy above for more information. We want to help you stick to your exercise plans, so if you need to make a last minute change to your workout schedule you may switch out of a class (that is not full) and into another class on the same day without a late fee charge. This change must be done in the studio or via email (email@example.com) before your scheduled class begins. Class changes after the scheduled class begins will incur the late cancelation fee.
WHAT IF I'm Late?
Mecha does not allow any late entry to classes. We believe strongly in the class experience that we provide and the experience begins the moment class begins. We promise to start class on time and we expect you to be on time for class as well. If you arrive late it will effectively be a no-show. No refunds are available if you are late and do not get entry to class.
No late entry…WHY NOT?
Risk of injury: In the CARDIO+ room warming up the muscles is necessary for your safety. Jumping into a high intensity group class without properly warming up can cause injury.
Forces the instructor to modify the class plan: Instructors create groups and modify class plans based on the number of clients in class during the warm-up.
Takes time away from the rest of class: Missing the introduction to blocks/circuit means that the instructor needs to take their attention away from the class to support and explain the machines and exercises to people who come in late.
Imbalance in the workout: Missing even 5 minutes of a Resistance class would cause a notable imbalance in the full-body workout.
IS THERE A WAIT LIST FOR FULL CLASSES?
Yes. If a class says "0 Open," click "Sign Up" and then choose the wait list option. This will put you in line if someone cancels. Please note that the Waitlist locks 12 hours before class begins. Once in the 12-hour window before class, no one from the waitlist will be automatically added to class and the class becomes available on a first come first serve basis.
What Happens once I add myself to the WAIT LIST?
If a spot opens up, you will automatically be added to the class, and you will be notified of this via email. Once this happens, normal cancellation and no-show policies will apply. If you are on the waitlist and you decide you no longer want to attend the class, you should remove yourself from the waitlist to avoid late cancel fees in the case that you are added to the class. No one from the waitlist will be added to a class within the 12-hours before a class.
DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?
Yes, we have one shower. After some classes, the shower is in high demand, so plan accordingly.