HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A CLASS?
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.
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.
CAN KIDS ATTEND CLASS?
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'm Late?
Arriving late is disruptive and bad etiquette, so just don't do it! Please note that we do not allow any late entry into the CARDIO+ Room. Once the doors are closed, no one else may enter. Resistance classes have a little more flexibility, but your spot might be given to a standby student if you are not on time. If you are new to a class type, you must arrive 10 minutes before class starts. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to take class.
IS THERE A WAIT LIST FOR FULL CLASSES?
Yes. If a class says "12 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. After some classes, the shower is in high demand, so plan accordingly.