10 Things to know before your first Pilates class with us. 

We are so excited that you will be joining us for training. 

Pilates is an adaptable system of movement that strengthens and stretches the whole body. If you haven’t visited our studio yet, read on!

  • The great news is that we can quickly adapt your training to every fitness level (from complete fitness newbies to Olympic or professional athletes.) If you have any concerns about your starting point, just reach out! We want to meet you where you are.

  • We love to hear all about you, your goals, and your needs! Consider us your training partner and your biggest cheerleader. No dream is too small or too big. We want to hear about your prior experience, injuries, and what motivates you. 

  • We are handpicking movements from the thousands of exercises we know to fit your body and your goals in your training. If it doesn’t feel right, tell us! We have a modification to make it feel better, or we can choose a different exercise. But, we will only know if you stay in communication with us.  

  • Pilates can be done on the mat or with pilates equipment. The mat work is probably the most famous, as everyone can do it at home. We also have pilates equipment in the studio (Reformer, Stability Chair, Cadillac….) Fancy names for some really cool apparatus. The equipment uses springs as resistance. It could look intimidating at first, but the equipment is body friendly and can challenge or support anyone. 

  • Our knowledge goes way beyond pilates. Both of us (Hannah and Christian) have a wide variety of movement experiences. We have done a lot from professional ballet, Crossfit, Ashtanga yoga, weight training, preparing for a bike race or a marathon, and training for Neuro conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis. Your training will incorporate everything we know as former professional ballet dancers, accomplished athletes, and all our teaching certificates.

  • Wear comfortable workout clothes (without zippers, buttons, and tie-backs). It will be better for your body and preserve our equipment. Generally, we recommend leggings or form-fitting clothing, depending on your comfort level. 

  • You won’t be wearing shoes, so plan your sock attire 😉 Christian always has some crazy fun socks on, which has become an internet sensation. If slipping is a concern, you can wear anti-slip socks. 

  • Leave your jewelry at home. Big earrings, long necklaces, big rings, bracelets can get in the way of your training. You can also lock it up in the lockers. 

  • If you have long hair, tie it back for the training. There are a lot of moving pieces in the equipment. We want your hair to stay on your head, not in the equipment 🙂 

  • Pilates should be enjoyable. We totally reject the notion that exercise is punishment for what you eat. We are body-positive, open, relaxed, funny people. You will never hear us yelling at you for motivation. But you may hear our accents, terrible jokes, and positive motivation.