Pilates is a system of exercises that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. Pilates exercises are designed to strengthen and stretch the muscles in the core, back, and abdomen. They also help to improve posture and flexibility.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Pilates has many benefits, including:
Improved posture Increased flexibility Stronger core muscles Reduced back pain Improved balance Reduced stress Increased energy
Who can do Pilates?
Pilates is a great workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is especially beneficial for people with back pain, poor posture, or limited flexibility.
What should I wear to Pilates class?
You should wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. Some people prefer to wear form-fitting clothing so that the instructor can easily correct their posture and alignment.
To prevent slipping on the mat, you will also need to wear grip socks, which are available for purchase at the studio.
We provide mats at the studio, so you do not need to bring your own.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations made less than 24 hours before a class will not be accepted. Unlimited Membership holders will be subject to a charge of $20and single class & package holders will lose their session. If you need to cancel, you can do so through your Vagaro account or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please cancel on time to avoid losing your session.
What is your arrival policy?
Please arrive 5 minutes early for a smooth check-in experience. Avoid getting there too early as we need a 10 minutes clean up and set up time in between session.
For any of our classes, you have a 15-minute window from the start time of the scheduled class to keep your reserved spot.
If you fail to show up for a class, whether it's a group or private session, within 15 minutes after the scheduled start time, you will be marked as a no-show. Unlimited members will be charged a $20 fee, and non-members will forfeit their paid credits.
What is your expiration policy?
We have a six-month expiration policy for our packages, offering you greater flexibility in scheduling and ensuring that you make the most of your sessions.
What is your kid and pet policy?
No pets are allowed in the studios.
No kids are allowed during group classes. Adolescents from 12-17 need signed approval from parents to take class.
What is your liability policy?
If you take a class, you automatically agree to our policies and are fully liable for your physical wellbeing and any injuries that may result during the class.
What is your expiration and buy-back policy?
There is a 6-month expiration date for all of our services (besides membership). We offer buybacks of any expired classes or sessions if you have sessions or classes left after the expiration date.
$5 buyback to reactivate any mat classes remaining. $10 buyback to reactivate any remaining apparatus classes. $20 to buy back any private sessions.
The buyback is valid for one month.
What is your payment policy?
Ken Pilates accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.Gift cards can be purchased by emailing email@example.com.
What should I expect in a Pilates class at Ken Pilates?
A Pilates class at Ken Pilates typically starts with a warm-up, followed by a series of exercises that focus on strengthening and toning the core muscles. The exercises are designed to be challenging but not too strenuous, and you can modify them to fit your own fitness level. At the end of the class, there is a cool-down and stretch. At Ken Pilates we integrate other somatic practices like Resistance Training & Yoga, to provide you with the best movement experience.
What if I have injuries or am pregnant?
If you have any injuries or are pregnant, it is important to let the instructor know before class starts. This will allow the instructor to modify the exercises for you and make sure that you are safe. If you are in your second trimester we encourage you to sign up for Private sessions to get a personalized program to guide you through your pregnancy.
How often should I do Pilates?
It is recommended that you do Pilates at least 2-3 times per week. However, if you are new to Pilates, you may want to start with once per week and gradually increase the frequency as you get more comfortable with the exercises. Some of our strongest clients come to class even 5 days per week.
It is important to listen to your body and modify the exercises as needed. If you are feeling pain, stop the exercise and consult with your instructor.
How can I get the most out of my Pilates workouts?
Warm up before each workout. Focus on proper form. Breathe deeply throughout the workout. Cool down after each workout. Listen to your body and modify the exercises as needed.
What are Ken’s Signature classes?
At Ken Pilates, we don't only teach "Classical Pilates". We have developed a method that takes a contemporary twist on the practice to make it more effective for our clients. Our instructors are experienced in other somatic practices and we use that knowledge to provide the best movement experience for our clients. We use a variety of props throughout the classes. This allows us to provide a more comprehensive workout that targets all of the major muscle groups.We also focus on proper alignment and form. This helps to prevent injuries and ensures that you get the most out of your workout.
Where can I park my car as a visitor in Hoboken?
There are a number of places where you can park your car as a visitor in Hoboken. You can park in metered parking spots, in municipal lots, or in private lots. Metered parking spots are available on most streets in Hoboken and cost $2 per hour. Municipal lots are located throughout the city and cost $10 per day. Private lots are also available and prices vary.You can also use the ParkMobile App to pay for parking. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.