Frequently Asked Questions!

Frequently Asked Questions!

Getting started in anything new, there are ALWAYS questions! Since Pilates is something that is SO new and different to many, we understand that there can be a lot of questions! We are here to help!! Here are our most Frequently Asked Questions (or Comments)!

+ “I am not flexible, so I don’t think I will be good at it!” – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE to do Pilates or Barre – That is why we do them!! Most of our teachers are not “naturally flexible” – I certainly am not! It is something I have to work at through the practice of Pilates and Barre! The movements in both classes help to work at the end range of my natural movements, so that I build strength and mobility to increase range of motion!

+ “I am new to exercise, where do I start?” – We always recommend starting with privates (although it is not required).  This is recommended for a couple of reasons. 1. Learning the equipment and how to change it can be challenging if you’ve never done this type of workout before! 2. Each body is different and needs different things! Our teachers can walk you through challenges specific to your body, so you can complete exercises more successfully in a class setting!  If you are not able to do privates, we recommend jumping in to one of our regular Pilates Equipment classes or Barre classes.  Most are mixed level classes, so we are able to accommodate all ability levels, however, we will keep the entire class moving!

Frequently Asked Questions:

+ “Will Pilates/Barre help me lose weight?” – Exercise and moving your body burns calories! The amount of calories your burn depends on the person! The beauty with Pilates is that it will help you tone and strengthen your body, so you will start to feel and see a difference in your body before you notice the scale change.  This is an exercise system that will address areas of concern by teaching you to use your body correctly and move more efficiently! Moving and building strength will also increase your resting calorie burn!  Think of it this way – We encourage more of being in tune to the needs of your body and its abilities rather than counting calories to a certain size or weight goal! Don’t get me wrong, we like goals just as much as the next girl, but if we take a deep breath, and move our bodies BETTER, the rest will come!

+ “Do I have to be in shape to do Pilates or Barre?” – NO!! If you started a running routine, you wouldn’t expect to be able to go out and run a marathon on your first day! We realize there is a learning curve to understanding the equipment, cues, and movements! If there is one thing we do really well, it is that we make every ability level feel comfortable and celebrate their accomplishments with them! We genuinely want to see you succeed and help you learn your body better!!

+ “What do I need for class?” – We require grip socks for all of our classes now! A bottled water may also be a need during class, but we do have water and a water bottle filling station in the studio! We recommend comfortable clothes that you can move easily in! Running low on leggings? No problem! We sell lululemon at the studio too!

+ “What if I can’t make it to my scheduled time?” – We have a two hour cancellation policy for classes and a 24 hour cancellation policy for privates! Just let us know of schedule changes outside of those windows, and we are happy to change things for you! We also will waive your first late cancellation each year!

+ “How often do I have to do Pilates or Barre?” – We get this question a LOT and it really depends on you, your goals, and your schedule!  To see results in a steady way, we recommend 3-4 times per week, but we understand that not everyones schedule can accommodate this!  Pilates and Barre aren’t like other workouts where you need a day or more of rest! It is safe to do everyday after getting settled into a routine!

We know there are a lot of questions when starting something new, but we want you to know that we are here for you every step of the way! If you want to come and see the studio, we would love to have you visit and answer any questions YOU may have!


Phone: (618)660-7680

See you in the studio soon!

In Strength and Confidence,



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