FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS PILATES THE RIGHT EXERCISE FOR ME?
YES! Joseph Pilates originally created Contrology ( The Classical Pilates Method) for everyone and every BODY.
Please note: All new clients are required to complete 5 private sessions before joining an apparatus class.
CAN I DO PILATES IF I HAVE A PREVIOUS INJURY OR PHYSICAL LIMITATION?
We require a medical release from your physician if you have heart issues, high blood pressure, surgeries within the last year.
WHY ARE PILATES APPARATUS CLASSES PRICED DIFFERENTLY THAN PILATES MAT CLASSES?
A Pilates apparatus class incorporates pilates machines ( reformers, chairs, barrels, and more) to assist and challenge the pilates exercises.
Pilates on the mat is a method, and it is a series of classical Pilates exercises put together intelligently to build your strength, stamina, stretch, and stability. It is the ultimate workout!
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
On occasion, clients with HSA (health savings accounts) can use it for pilates lessons or injury rehabilitation. We advise that you contact your insurance directly.
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM A REGULAR GYM TRAINER?
Pilates is a physical method of conditioning that is designed intelligently with purpose. All of the exercises are linked together to create uniformity of the body and the mind, body, and spirit. The Pilates apparatus was designed to improve the mat exercises and meet your individual needs.
WHAT'S THE COVID-19 POLICY?
Active Pilates Studio follows the CDC guidelines. We ask that clients who aren't vaccinated wear a mask, and if you've had exposure to COVID-19, please do not attend in-studio classes.
HOW MUCH IS A CLASS?
Virtual Classes are $20 for a single session. Our in-studio apparatus classes are $35 for a single session.
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WHAT'S YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Active Pilates requires a minimum of 24-hours of cancellation before the session; if there is a late cancellation, the session will be deducted from the training pack.
If you do not have a training pack, you will receive an invoice for the missed session.
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY?
We require a 24 hour cancellation policy or you will be charged for you class
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING/WEAR TO A SESSION?
Please wear comfortable exercise clothing. Leggings are the preferred clothing for a pilates class.
WHAT TYPES OF HOME FITNESS EQUIPMENT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
We recommend that you have a comfortable exercise mat, dumbbells, power circle and a foam roller. Go to performbetter to purchase these items.
HOW DO I BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION?
For private training, clients will "request to book" sessions. Depending on instructor availability, your request will be approved or invited to reschedule your session.
HOW DO I BOOK A DUET SESSION?
Please request to book a duet appointment with an instructor only if you have a partner in mind whom you would like to train with you.
Depending on instructor availability, your request will be approved or invited to reschedule your session.
Please note: If you or your partner cannot make the session, the remaining client will have to decide whether to keep the appointment (private session) or cancel/reschedule the meeting entirely.
Please note the same 24-hour cancellation policy applies to duets.
HOW MUCH IS A PRIVATE SESSION?
A single private personal training session is $80 for a customized 50-minute pilates session.
All personal training sessions adhere to a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Find the full cancellation policy here.
WHAT IS YOUR INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY?
We take our client's & instructor's safety seriously. Active Pilates studio follows the guidance set forth from the Anne Arundel County Public School System.
If the schools are 2 hours late we will post on our website and email you our plan for morning classes. If they are closed we will not have morning classes. We will monitor the situation throughout the day to decide if we will have evening classes. Please check our website and your email for updates.
ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN A VIRTUAL CLASS?
Please contact us through our website prior to your first class. You will need a laptop, iPad or mobile device with a zoom account in order to participate in classes. Please have your video set up and turned on so the instructor can see the entire mat from a side view and mute yourself at the begining of class. The instructor will let you know what props etc you will need for class.