WHO SHOULD DO PILATES?
Pilates is for everyone, from young to old, sedentary to athletic. It’s for people who are strong or weak, flexible or inflexible. It’s for pregnant women, and those seeking rehabilitation from injuries, and often recommended by doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors. It’s adaptable and diverse with over 500 exercises to choose from, allowing for modifications to increase or decrease challenge. Pilates is used as a complete fitness program as well as a supplement to other methods of fitness. It’s a tool to educate the body to have better posture and move in a more efficient way. Pilates is for those who want to look and feel better. It’s for those who strive to function at an optimal level, pain-free. Pilates is for those who seek balance in life, wanting to change their lives for the better by enhancing the mind while strengthening the body. Pilates is for anyone and everyone!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO PILATES?
With any form of exercise, consistency is the key! If you want to do Pilates every day, go ahead! We recommend one to three sessions per week, along with some cardiovascular activity in between.
WHAT IF I’M NEW TO PILATES?
Great! Pilates is for EVERYONE! Young, old, new to working out or seasoned pros! However, before beginning any new form of exercise, we always recommend consulting with your physician first. Once you’re ready to start with Pilates we have just the package for you! Our Intro Client Package is three one on one sessions with a trainer. In these three sessions you learn the Pilates fundamentals and techniques, the breathing patterns, how to use the equipment and much much more! We also offer duet and trio versions of this package.
CAN I COME CHECK OUT A CLASS WITHOUT PURCHASING A PACKAGE?
Absolutely! We offer drop in sessions for both our studio style and equipment style packages. Drop in rate for studio style classes is $20 and the drop in rate for equipment style classes is $35. However, it is not advised to drop-in for an equipment style class without previous Pilates knowledge. Pre-registration is necessary.
I HAVE ‘X’, CAN I STILL DO PILATES?
Pilates is safe for almost everyone! We have clients who have knee replacements, hip replacements, artifical elbows, osteoporosis, osteopenia and much much more. Pilates is also safe for pregnant women! However, please consult your physician before beginning sessions.
WHAT ARE STUDIO STYLE CLASSES?
Pilates mat classes center around the floor work developed by Joseph H. Pilates, and range from beginner to advanced exercises. Using the body’s own resistance, a series of movements are are performed designed to improve circulation, breathing, posture and body awareness. Mat classes incorporate small equipment such as bands, fitness circles, arc barrels, foam rollers, stability balls, weights, Bosu balance trainers, etc. Current studio style classes in our studio — Pilates mat, core fusion, barre fusion, TRX, basic TRX, total body Pilates, burn & firm, step aerobics, stretch class and cardiolates. These classes are limited to 10 people.
WHAT ARE PILATES EQUIPMENT CLASSES?
Pilates equipment is special because it allows clients the option of exercising in non-weight bearing, partial weight bearing or full weight bearing positions (lying down, sitting, and standing). Exercises can be done upright, upside down, forward or backward. The equipment is so unique that it accommodates many ranges of motion, which is essential to optimum human performance. Pilates equipment includes the reformer, cadillac, stability chairs, and ladder barrels. Pilates equipment classes are limited to four people.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FOR MY FIRST CLASS?
When coming in for your first session please arrive five to 10 minutes early. This will give you time to fill out new client paperwork and ask any questions you might have! And don’t forget our 24-hour cancellation policy!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO CLASS?
You don’t need to bring anything with you if you don’t want to. We have mats available for clients to use as well as a water jug to keep you hydrated. We have lockers for clients to store their stuff, however we do not provide locks. If you wish to lock your stuff up, please feel free to bring your own lock!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Be sure to wear something comfortable and breathable to class. Something along the more form fitting line is always good, this will ensure the trainer can see your body and your form to make any necessary corrections.
DO I NEED TENNIS SHOES?
For some classes – YES! Typically Pilates is done barefoot. In this case we suggest that clients wear grippy socks, however they are not required. For certain classes (TRX, cardiolates, step aerobics and total body Pilates) you are required to wear tennis shoes. Be sure the check the descriptions of each class on MindBody, this will tell you if shoes are required.
DO YOU OFFER PACKAGES?
Yes — we have plenty of packages to best fit your needs! We always recommend contacting the studio directly to inquire about our existing packages. This insures you fully understand the specifications of the package you are purchasing and gets you the package that works best with your goals!
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
We are always doing promotions or providing discounts for our clients! Check out our blog or our Facebook page to see if we have any specials currently running.
DO YOU HAVE SPECIALS FOR NEW CLIENTS?
Yes! We offer our Initial Connection package! This package is designed to introduce you to Pilates, our studio and our instructors! It’s the perfect way for you to get a feel for what we do and what we’re all about! The package is good for our studio style classes only (see complete list above). We offer a five and 10 class package for our Initial Connection package and it is available to new clients only. If you wish to purchase this package you may do so online or by contacting the studio.
DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES?
Pre-registration is required. This will allow your trainer to plan on you coming to class and it will keep you up to date with any potential changes that may have happened in regards to that specific class.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
We have a very strict 24-hour cancellation policy. All sessions not cancelled 24-hours in advance will result in the client’s loss of that session. Please note: All Monday sessions must be cancelled by 12pm on Saturday.
ARE THERE ANY INCENTIVES FOR REFERRING A FRIEND?
Yes! We apperciate the business! Please tell a trainer the client which you referred and you will receive 10% off the purchase of your next package!
DO CLASSES STILL RUN IF THERE IS ONLY ONE CLIENT REGISTERED FOR THAT CLASS?
Excellent question! In order for a class to be considered a class, more than one client must be registered. Therefore, the studio reserves the right to cancel class if the client is not interested in upgrading the session to a private session.
DO YOU GUYS CLOSE FOR WEATHER ISSUES?
We do our best to keep the studio open despite inclement weather. However, sometimes mother nature gets in the way. In the event that the studio is unexpectedly closed a trainer will reach out to you to let you know your class has been cancelled.
DOES MY PACKAGE EXPIRE?
Yes — all of our packages have expiration dates. Please keep these dates in mind when purchasing a package.
WHAT IS YOUR PRICING?
Head over to the “pricing” tab to see all of our current packages! Keep an eye out on Facebook or in your inbox for specialty packages or discounts!
IS SCS PILATES CONNECTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Yes! Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/scspilatesconnection) or on Instagram (@scs_pilatesconnection).
I PURCHASED A GROUPON…NOW WHAT?
We’re so excited to have you in the studio! Once you have purchased your Groupon please call the studio at 586-772-7272 to get your Groupon redeemed and to get yourself an account set up. Groupon’s must be redeemed by a studio staff member in order for clients to be able to register for classes. Once your Groupon is redeemed and an account is created showing payment you will be able to register online for all Groupon eligible classes!
*please note – Groupon’s are for new clients only and are one per person
WHAT CLASSES IS MY GROUPON ELIGIBLE FOR?
Your Groupon is eligible for our studio style classes. See above for what classes fall under studio style classes.
ADDITIONAL GROUPON INFORMATION
Groupon’s are for new clients only. Limit one per customer. No exceptions.
HOW DO I TAKE MY LIVESTREAM CLASS?
If you are registered for a livestream class there are a few things to keep in mind. Thirty minutes before your livestream session begins you will be emailed a link to the livestream class. If you register within the thirty minute window of the class start time you will be emailed a link or you can click the start livestream button in the class itself. Please be sure your microphone is muted during your session. Please keep in mind, instructors will not be able to troubleshoot any livestream issues in real time. If you have any problems with your session please contact the studio. Since we’re not at home with you we can’t know if any problems arise and we want to be sure our platform is working as smoothly as possible!