Welcome New Students!
Welcome to Thrive Pilates!
We strive to create a safe, inviting environment for you in our studio.
As a new client to our studio, you will start with some Private sessions so that you can work one-on-one with an instructor to identify your needs and learn the basics. A few sessions is great, but we recommend a minimum of five to learn the fundamentals of Pilates and get you started on the right track. Our Introductory Private Package for new students is a good place to begin.
We require all students to have at least one private session before joining a Mat class and three Private sessions before joining a Reformer class. This is for your education and safe.
What to Expect
Because Pilates is a unique method of exercise, we’ll start with an evaluation of the way you move and teach you the basic principles and techniques of the method.
During your first session, we’ll discuss your needs as well as goals. We evaluate your posture, alignment, and muscular development, and introduce new breathing and movement techniques.
You will likely spend some time lying down on a mat or a table while we work with concepts of muscle engagement and postural positioning. We will also introduce you to the Pilates equipment—unique apparatus with springs and pulleys designed to assist your movement in a variety of ways.
Please note: As a courtesy to our instructors and clients on a waiting list for a session or class, we request you cancel or reschedule your session at least 24-hour in advance. Any appointment canceled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged 100% of the service booked.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes that allow you to bend and move. Wearing form-fitting clothing is suggested, as this makes it easier for your instructor to identify postural and alignment issues, and ensure proper form. However, your comfort is most important, so wear what feels best to you.
Pilates is practiced barefoot or with special grippy socks.