FAQs2022-06-06T06:42:15+00:00

FAQs

How do I join?2023-12-13T07:03:12+00:00

Prior to joining the group class, an initial assessment/evaluation session is required, during which the instructor makes postural evaluation, analyzes the movement of the client its limitations and assets, make notes on counterindications and cautions and sets short term and long-term goals. Client learns the safety rules, handling of the equipment and the basic repertoire. Based on this evaluation further program is advised and groups that are closer to the client’s level are suggested (in order to achieve maximum results within each group). We try to keep clients of all levels safe, motivated, and challenged with their workouts.

How often should I do pilates?2022-06-07T09:14:50+00:00

Training three times per week will provide maximum results and is highly recommended. Training two times per week is still very sufficient. If your time for exercise is limited and you can join our sessions only once per week, you will still see progress but mainly maintenance. As with any workout, your best results are achieved through your commitment!

Do I need to schedule an appointment?2022-06-07T09:14:08+00:00

Yes, all our sessions are by appointment only. We keep our classes small, so reserving a spot in advance is highly recommended.

What to wear?2022-06-07T09:14:14+00:00

It is recommended that all participants wear close-fitting clothing in order to allow for the most efficient movement and help the instructor to spot misalignment (T-shirts and baggy pants are not recommended). Outdoor shoes are not allowed in the studio. Socks with sticky soles however are recommended and a towel is advised. Please no belt buckles, zippers or jewelry that could damage the equipment and can cause injury as well. Besides your workout clothes and socks, all you need is yourself and your willingness to learn and have fun!

How long is each session?2022-06-06T06:38:29+00:00

All sessions are 55 minutes long from the scheduled start time, to provide ample time for cleaning the equipment.

Where can I park?2023-12-13T07:12:05+00:00

Our location offers several parking options less than a minute away.

  1. If you are arriving from Makariou Avenue, you pass Studio IV and after 70m on your right there is a big free parking space on your right.
  2. Charilaos Stavrakis (Ariel traffic lights) parking lot 80m away.
  3. Opposite of Costa Coffee Makariou, big parking lot 200m away.
Should I take a private, semi-private session, or a group class?2023-12-13T07:13:54+00:00

Private sessions are necessary in order to provide new clients with a basic understanding of the Pilates method. They also allow for individual attention and application of the method. Private sessions are also good for the Pilates enthusiast who is looking to refine their technique, maximize results, or cross train for another event.

Semi-Private sessions are great for those who are looking to workout with a friend or a spouse. The friendly competition keeps both people motivated, and the small student-to-instructor ratio allows for more personalized attention.

Group classes are great because of the energy and sense of community they offer. With a maximum of seven people, every person is closely monitored.

Can clients with injuries do pilates?2022-06-07T09:12:39+00:00

Yes! Whether you have an ongoing condition or you are in recovery, you can still participate. Physicians often recommend Pilates as a part of the rehabilitation process. We make modifications based on your individual injuries and limitations. We insist on taking a private session before joining a group class in order to learn how to modify exercises appropriately for your condition.

Is there age limit for doing pilates?2022-06-06T06:37:55+00:00

Definitely not! Pilates is one of the safest and most effective exercise to adopt at any age.

What is clinical pilates and how is different?2022-06-06T06:37:46+00:00

It is the same system of safe and effective exercises which meet your specific individual needs. It is used to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions, ranging from low back pain to hypermobility and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also used by elite athletes and dancers to improve essential movement patterns and enhance fitness and performance as well as assisting with injury prevention. It improves mobility, stability, balance and proprioception, posture and overall function.

Can I do pilates if I am pregnant?2022-06-07T08:58:12+00:00

Yes, there are many benefits if you are doing Pilates during pregnancy! It is possible to work right up to your due date, and we can accommodate your workout as your body changes and your pregnancy progresses. Pilates is also an excellent way to connect and realign your body postpartum. Please make sure your physician has cleared you for exercise.

Are all pilates instructors the same?2023-12-07T05:51:16+00:00

No, in 2000 United States federal court ruled that Pilates could not be trademarked. As a result of the court’s decision and the growing demand and popularity of Pilates, many weekend teacher-training programs that teach distorted versions of the Pilates method still abound without giving proper and deep knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics of the body, resulting in very shallow understanding and transmission of the method.

How do I pay?2022-06-07T08:58:19+00:00

We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. All sessions must be paid in full prior to service. Private, semiprivate and group sessions are non-refundable.

Can I cancel my session?2023-12-07T05:56:03+00:00

Only Private sessions can be cancelled 24 hours in advance for a credit on your account. If your private session is cancelled within 24 hours (or you do not show up), you will be charged for the private session.

Group and semiprivate sessions cannot be cancelled. Our group and semiprivate sessions are based on a monthly fee (1 x week, 2 x week, 3 x week) and are prepaid on the first session of each month. In case you cannot join a group class and you inform us well in advance (24hrs), we will try our best to accommodate you, if there is any availability, on another day and time during the prepaid month. Please choose the right package for you before you commit!

How much do I pay during holidays?2023-12-13T07:21:34+00:00

The holidays at Studio IV are the following:

  1. Easter (Easter Friday, Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday)
  2. During August (2 weeks)
  3. Christmas (25th, 26th & 27th of December)
  4. New Year (31st of December, 1st & 2nd of January)

We deduct from your monthly subscription the classes that you will miss on the above-mentioned dates.

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