FAQ

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A CLASS?

Click BOOK CLASSES and create a MindBodyOnline username and password. Use it to schedule, purchase classes and track your visit history. 


I'VE BOOKED MY FIRST CLASS, NOW WHAT?


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 and doesn't use the ramp. 

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 boulder@mecha.com or denver@mecha.com 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 45 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! 
 


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 the start time, you will lose the class. We can't give any refunds for any classes that you miss. If you have an unlimited package and you late-cancel or no-show for class, you will be charged a $15 fee. 
 


WILL MY SPOT BE GIVEN AWAY IF I'M LATE?

Yes. Always arrive a few minutes early. If you do not get here before class starts, your space may be given to someone who is waiting. If it's your first time, make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes before class starts. 


IS THERE A WAIT LIST FOR FULL CLASSES?

Yes. If a class says "10 Reserved, 0 Open," click "Sign Up" and then choose the wait list option. This will put you in line if someone cancels. 


DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?

Yes, we have one shower at the Boulder studio and two showers at the Denver studio. After some classes, the showers are in high demand, so plan accordingly.