Studio Policies and Client Resources
Chesapeake Pilates Center requires 24 hour notice if the participant can not make it to class or training appointment. This allows the trainer to either fill the spot with another participant or cancel the class if needed. Of course we understand when emergencies happen, but please be respectful to the studio and instructors valuable time. If emergencies happen, please call or text the instructor as soon as possible. Abuse of this policy will result in the participant being charged the full rate.
Wear comfortable exercise clothes which allows full range of motion. Don’t wear anything that is too baggy which may be revealing or doesn’t allow intructor to see alignment and muscle use. Shoes are not worn during pilates workouts. Barefoot or socks with a special tread on the botton is recommended so as not to slip on the flooring.
No jewelry or sharp objects like zippers on your clothing. It can damage our upholstery.
Please do not wear street shoes in and through the studio. Cubbies are provided in the front for personal belongings. We keep the front door locked even when we are in the studio for safety.
Please keep your cell phones with your other belongings and on silent mode. If you need to keep your cell phone on for emergencies, please keep it on vibrate and out of the way when on the floor. Resist checking for messages during class.
Out of respect for other students and instructors, quietly enjoy your conversations. We are an open studio and voices carry. As class begins, let go of conversations.
Please respect the equipment. Be mindful of mounting, dismounting, docking and transitioning. Try not to bang the equipment or suddenly release springs. Close the springs with control before releasing. Remember, Joe Pilates named his form of exercise contrology.
Keep clothing, body and hair free from all moving parts. No necklaces or other loose, hanging jewelry. No sharp edges on upholstery.
Nothing on the floor that someone can trip or slip on.
Weather related cancellations are at the discretion of the instructor and client. If the instructor cancels the class, they will notify scheduled clients directly. It will also be posted on our facebook page. If the client feels it is unsafe to travel, please contact the studio manager or instructor by e-mail, text or phone.
Pre Pilates and Intro mat Exercises